Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria 0
26 August 2020

The White House confirmed that the previous day, “a routine Defeat-ISIS Coalition security patrol encountered a Russian patrol… in north east Syria. During this interaction, a Russian vehicle struck a coalition Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), causing injuries to the vehicle’s crew”. The U.S. statement indicated that “to de-escalate the situation, the coalition patrol department the area”, noting that such incidents “represent a breach of de-confliction protocols committed to by the U.S. and Russia in December 2019”.

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