At least four US soldiers were wounded in an accident involving Russian army troops in a region in northeastern Syria involving Russian and coalition armored vehicles.
According to a statement by the Department of Defense, and with statements from an anonymous source to which the American newspaper Politico had access, the four soldiers were slightly injured and diagnosed with symptoms similar to those of a concussion.
The incident occurred in Syria this Wednesday at around 10 a.m. when a routine security check came across Russian troops near Dayrick in northeast Syria, National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot confirmed.
“A Russian vehicle collided with a coalition mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV) and injured the crew of the vehicle,” said Ullyot, who also described the incident as “unsafe acts and” unprofessional. “
After the incident, the head of the United States’ joint chiefs of staff, General Mark Milley, had a telephone conversation with his counterpart in the Russian armed forces, General Valeri Guerásimov, although nothing was known.