Report: U.S. strikes killed hundreds of fighters — including Russians — in Syria

American media are reporting that hundreds of fighters, including Russian mercenaries, were killed in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region. Russian sources told American media that the fighters were mercenaries fighting on behalf of Syria and were not part of the Russian [...]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.