Miss Me (by) Much: Pentagon Informs Russia About US Troops in Syria

Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
20.02.2016

Seeking to avoid potential escalation, the US revealed the locations of its special ops personnel in Syria to Moscow.

The disclosure was made beyond the scope of the existing memorandum of understanding (MOU) which was signed between the US and Russia in October 2015 in order to regulate safety protocols for their respective warplanes in the region.

“We provided a geographical area that we asked them to stay out of it because of the risk to US forces,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told journalists, according to Military Times.

“This was a step we took to try to maintain their safety in a dangerous situation and this was a request that we made to the Russians outside the scope of the memorandum of understanding… Up to this point, [the Russians] have honored this request,” he added.

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