The U.S. -backed Kurdish-led forces have been vying with Russian-backed Syrian troops reinforced by Iranian-supported militias for control of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.
It said in a statement last week that the operation came after some 500 pro-government forces attacked a group of US-backed opposition forces in the region.
Briefing reporters by video at the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who heads Air Forces Central Command, said "deconfliction" conversations between the USA and Russian militaries in Syria continued on a daily basis.
However, reports have surfaced alleging that at least five Russian men fighting informally with pro-government forces were killed in last week's clashes.
The Interfax news agency reported that a Cossack group in the westernmost Kalningrad region said a member named Vladimir Loginov was killed in combat in the Deir el-Zour province. Alexander Averin, a spokesman for the nationalist party he was linked to, toldReuters Ananiev had been killed in shelling in the same fighting on Feb 7.
Leviev said his group has confirmed the death of eight Russian private military contractors in the USA strike based on social media.
"We are focused on a singular enemy - ISIS", said the Air Force general.
Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, head of the defense committee in the lower house of Russia's parliament, said the government needs to oversee private military contractors.
Russian Federation also denies having personnel in the area.
Vitaly Naumkin, a Russian government adviser on Syria, said: "No one wants to start a world war over a volunteer or a mercenary who wasn't sent by the state and was hit by Americans". They have nothing to gain by fighting us.
Putin has emphasized that no uniformed Russian soldiers were killed in the strike.
"The Russians professed that they were not aware when we called them about that force that had crossed [the Euphrates]".
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that, from Russia's point of view, the United States seems like it is planning to stay in Syria for a long time, maybe even forever.
The strike was the second by the US against "pro-regime" forces since Wednesday, according to the USA military's Central Command.
However, Russian law forbids the hiring of mercenaries or working as one.
The US says it killed more than 100 fighters in the strikes last week. Some Russian lawmakers have called for legislation that would set rules fro private military contractors.
A Pentagon official said it was an MQ-9 Reaper that struck the tank with a precision-guided munition.
Mattis, speaking to reporters Tuesday while traveling in Europe, was adamant he knew of no Russian contractors killed in the fighting, which he attributed to a surprising assault in light of obvious USA advantages, including overwhelming air power. "I advise you to contact the defence ministry".
Grigory Yavlinsky, a liberal politician who is running in the election, called on Putin on February 13 to report publicly about "the actions of Russian troops in Syria at present and the number of deaths of Russian citizens regardless of their military status". The firm has not commented on the reports. Moscow helped turn the tide of the conflict in his favor by launching a campaign of air strikes in 2015 and stepping up its military presence on the ground.
An unknown number of private military contractors have also died.
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The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. The deputy in fair condition was shot in the chest, though the deputy's vest caught the round.
The coalition agreement "certainly won't simply be waved through", CDU MP Sylvia Pantel told mass-market daily Bild . If a deal emerges, it won't bring an immediate end to the political limbo following Germany's September 24 election.
He did not mention by name Iran or its Lebanese militia ally, Hezbollah, both main players in Syria's civil war. Israel has been warning of late of the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon.
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Meanwhile, Oxfam is facing further allegations, reported in the Observer , that its staff used prostitutes in Chad in 2006. Oxfam has said it launched an immediate investigation in 2011 which found a "culture of impunity" among some staff.
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The injured are being taken to hospitals across Hong Kong and rescuers are still trying to release people trapped inside. The police said that they will need to expand the road blog and send more personnel to the scene for the investigation.
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Drones set a Guinness World Record at the Winter Olympics
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Australia restrict England to 137-7 in T20
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Unemployment rate in Medicine Hat rises in January
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Lindsey Vonn says this will be her last Olympics
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