Kurdish YPG forces have a chat with US troops in Darbasiya, Syria (Photo by Rodi Said/Reuters)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 PM) – The US-led coalition in Syria has vowed to prevent any potential conflict with Russian troops in the country, a top US military official has declared.

During an official briefing, Colonel Ryan Dillon, spokesperson of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), stated that the coalition will keep in constant contact with Russian commanders in Syria in order to prevent any sort of clash between the two. According to Dillon, representatives of both Russia and the United States forces have met in the past few days in order to work out a deal, the first personal meeting of its kind since both the US and Russia got directly involved in the Syrian conflict.

The meeting reportedly saw both sides stress the importance of exchanging data and information about the areas where they are active in order to prevent accidental strikes and other incidents. Colonel Dillon furthermore stated that there are already three direct lines in place between the CJTF-OIR and the Russian Armed Forces in Syria, being one for airborne operations, one for the ground theatre and one extra direct line between both armies’ top commanders.

However, the US statement did not include any direct comments about whether the US would also move to request the same sort of restraint from its allies in the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia. Also, Dillon said that the coalition would not maintain direct contact with the Syrian Arab Army or any of the pro-government forces, and that as such all contact would go solely through the US-Russian phone lines.

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Earlier on Thursday, the Russian Defence Ministry threatened with retaliatory strikes against US-backed militants, after the SDF carried out two attacks against Syrian Arab Army troops in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Furthermore, on Wednesday armed militants led by troops from terrorist organisation Jabhat al-Nusra attacked Syrian army forces and Russian Military Police units in Idlib, in an apparent attempt to destabilise Syria’s newest de-escalation zone. According to findings by the Russian Ministry of Defence, this attack had been instigated by US special forces.

When faced with these allegations, Dillon refused to either admit or deny them, stating merely that he had no information, and that he “would not entertain that question.”

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Syria Forever
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That means nothing, because it does not include the SAA!!
And as everybody had anything ever to do with those murderers and rapists called the NATO know; When those creatures open their mouth they lie and when they close their mouth it was a lie they told!!
When, I honestly ask, WHEN does anybody start to talk about the thousands of children killed, gut and sold as body parts by the NATO-crime syndicates, the UN and the Vatican??!! WHEN??!!

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The UN members all likely feel disdain toward the US whether they are friends of the US or not. No one likes seeing lunatics with guns throwing their weight around the globe.

There will be a day of reckoning for the US Empire of Death as there has been for every empire before them.

That day is fast approaching I think.

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Good day Florian. I assume you are European?
Yes, the days of the USofA are almost over, but it was never an empire.
The USofA is like an overweight kid with very restricted intellectual abilities never made it through the 4th grade terrorising the other children, but the real danger behind that kid are the evil parents. Those you will find in Europe. In Italy (specific Rome), UK, Germany, France… In fact most of the so called EU members.
The USofA been chosen to do the dirty work. It was equipped with loads of weapons to fulfill its master’s orders.

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I agree with all you say. I am British and the Jews were banished from England for about 200 years in the Middle Ages. They scurried back when they offered to finance Oliver Cromwell in the Civil War.

Nothing is new in this world.

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Hopefully, Brits are banning themselves from the EU. If only we could accelerate BrExit! It’s too slow!

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I agree.The sooner the better for me.

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Muhaha, Rome! Another loonie thinking Vatican has any influence! All this s**t is happening due to the ‘global energy dominance’ politic by the US and their poodle named UK… This is pipeline war, and the only reason, as for all wars, is f*****g money! How naive and deluded you all are with stupid things are politics, race/ethnics or religion! These are just excuses to hire idiots as cannon-fodder! Assad did a single error : refusing the transit of the UK/US-backed Qatar-KSA-Turkey-EU pipeline.He could have doubled down by letting the Russian-backed pipeline transiting too. Saudis took the bet they could out… Read more »

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In the age of the ever improving and compact missiles ‘big boats’ are just floating coffins .
The fate of the American Fleets sailors will be ‘Burial at Sea’.

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I don’t think the Russians believe a word that comes out of the lying U.S. government’s mouth. I think the reason they make these deals is so they can point to them when it comes time to retaliate.

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They have made these promises before. Remember they are working to achieve Zionist control of the whole region under the Greater Israel Project. Cross the Euphrates in force and see if these snakes can be trusted.

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Cowardly Zionist US terrorists hide their faces. That is what shame does.

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ziad welds

why does russia keep making deals with these f*****g yanks instead of telling them to leave syria? this only gives the yanks more say and operational power,,what kind of allies are these?? why dont syria have a serious talk with russia and tell them to stop these f*****g weak politcal games and if they really want to support syria then they need to tell both the kurd rats and the yanks supporting them to get the f**k out of the way,f*****g idiots know that the cia has planned the idlib attack and used the kurds to strike at saa positions… Read more »