US troops wounded
A car bomb had exploded at an Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Damascus.
The two countries have blamed each other for the incident, according to the BBC.
Russia’s official website has released a video of the clash between the two countries’ military vehicles.
The video shows a Russian military vehicle colliding with a US military vehicle in the desert, while a Russian helicopter is constantly monitoring the delegation.
According to the report, Russia accused the United States of obstructing our delegation.
The U.S. defense official said Russian forces had entered the “security zone” even though they had agreed to stay away.
The White House said several crew members were injured in the crash.
According to the report, the forces of the two countries are still in contact in Syria, but such a clash is unusual.
It should be noted that Russia and the United States are present in Syria with their allies and are opponents of each other.
Russia and Iran are with Bashar al-Assad and his government in Syria, fighting other anti-government groups, including ISIS, while the United States is supporting Saudi allies and local Kurds.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the US military had been informed in advance that it was patrolling the area.
“Despite the agreement, US troops tried to stop Russian patrols,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“In response, the Russian military took the necessary steps to avoid the incident and the mission was continued,” he said.
The Russian military has been in Syria since 2016 and has been given government-sponsored authority to maintain law and order and stop the advance of foreign forces.
Russia has provided weapons as well as training to Syrian forces to fight opposition groups, including ISIS.
The White House National Security Council (NSC) said a Russian vehicle struck a U.S. military vehicle, injuring its crew.
According to US military sources, the soldiers suffered minor injuries.
It should be noted that there are 500 US troops in the region who are cooperating with the Kurdish Forces (SDF) coalition.
The incident took place during a routine patrol near Dirk in southeastern Syria, NSC spokesman John Vloit said.
Condemning the incident, he said coalition forces had left the area to reduce tensions.
“Such unsafe and unprofessional actions violate the protocol to reduce tensions that the United States and Russia agreed on in December 2019,” he said.