Russia’s presence in Syria makes it difficult for the Americans to fight against ISIS, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The report analyzes the actions of the Russian armed forces in the territory of the Arab Republic from October to December 2017.
In particular, the U.S. military once again pointed to “dangerous maneuvers” of Russian aircraft flying too close to its combat aircraft. The Pentagon asserts that the actions of the Russian Armed Forces create “an increase in the risk of unintended fire.” In addition, the Pentagon is concerned about calls by Moscow and Damascus for the international coalition led by Washington to complete the military operation in Syria.
The Western coalition, led by the United States, launched the military operation against terrorists in the territory of Syria in 2014 without the consent of the official authorities of the republic.