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SCW NEWSWATCH: "U.S. beefs up force protection in Syria after run-in with Russia" - The Hill 9.18.20

"The [U.S.] military has sent mechanized infantry and other new assets into Syria after a confrontation with Russian forces last month injured several U.S. troops ... Centcom[] announced it had deployed Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Sentinel radar ... [and] increased ... fighter jet patrols ... 'to help ensure the safety and security of coalition forces.' '... a clear demonstration of U.S. resolve to defend coalition forces in the [area], and to ensure that they are able to continue their defeat-ISIS mission without interference' ... Russian forces are ... propping up ... Assad .... U.S. forces are helping local partners fight [ISIL] remnants ...."

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Key Words: Russia, Military, CENTCOM, Syria

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