Russia announces elimination of opposition fighters trained by US Special Forces in Syria

The Russian Defence Ministry announced on Friday that its air forces had "eliminated" a group of opposition fighters trained by the US in Syria on 4 August. The ministry's statement read: "On 4 August, after the routine reconnaissance operations, Russian fighters eliminated a group of militants from the Martyrs Brigade terrorist group, which was hiding in equipped shelters in the desert. This group of militants is based in the eastern region of Tanf, and its members are being supplied and trained by trainers from the US Army Special Forces." READ: Russia turns to Turkiye to lessen sanctions' impact, Washington Post says The ministry noted that these militants had committed terrorist acts and killed civilians in the Badia area. Moscow has helped […] Source

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