Thursday, July 28, 2016

RUSSIA STRIKES SECRET AMERICAN / BRITISH BASE IN SYRIA

FOX NEWS : July 22, 2016, AS POSTED TO MILITARY .COM

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Story by Fox News, Read More at MILITARY .COM

"Russian warplanes reportedly bombed a secret military base in Syria used by elite American and British forces last month.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the Russian strike on the CIA-linked site was part of a campaign by Russia to pressure the White House to agree to closer cooperation in the Syrian skies, U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
Despite the fact that some forces could have been killed and the bombing dampened relations between Russia and the Pentagon and CIA, the White House and State Department still pursued a compromise.
The U.S. and Russia agreed to a pact last week to target airstrikes against the al-Qaida affiliate in the region -- Nusra Front -- despite objections from the Pentagon and CIA. "
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