US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP
US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP

Russian and US patrols in tense confrontation in Syria

  • Moscow accused the US military of trying to hinder a Russian patrol in Syria
  • Washington said the incident violated safety protocols agreed with Moscow

Topic |   Syrian conflict
US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP
US and Russian troops frequently interact in Syria, but confrontations have been rare. File photo: AFP
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