Russian jets bombed U.S.-backed troops in several Syrian villages after they mistook them for ISIS fighters, AFP news agency reports.
Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said troops had seen "Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces."
Townsend reported "some" casualties, but did not specify. U.S. commandos were less than three miles from the bombing.
This comes after a series of incidents involving the Russian military and the U.S.
Last month, a Russian spy ship patrolled up the East Coast, getting within 30 miles of Connecticut. President Trump joked he would shoot it "right out of the water. Russia also deployed a new cruise missile, violating a Cold War-era treaty. It also "buzzed" a U.S. Navy destroyer, flying very close and ignoring radio calls.
This story will be updated.
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