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Mattis talked about the loss of taking Raqqa

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In the battles for the liberation of the Syrian city of Rakka from terrorists, one American soldier was killed and more than 600 soldiers of the Kurdish militia, reports RIA News US Secretary of Defense James Mattis.




I believe that we (US armed forces) lost one soldier killed while taking Raqqah, and the Kurds lost more than 600 killed,
The minister said at a Senate hearing on Monday.

According to him, such statistics prove that the United States "does not lead against the IG (a terrorist group is prohibited in the Russian Federation) active ground operations in Syria and Iraq, but mainly help local forces to conduct military operations."

Recall that last week the leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces announced the complete release of Raqqa from IS militants with the support of an international coalition led by the United States. The operation to liberate the city took place from June. Earlier, Rakka was declared by the terrorists its capital.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 31 October 2017 08: 16 New
    15
    What it means "I suppose..."? A reconciliation of personnel, an entry in the journal of warfare ... or in the American army nothing is known about it, laughing
    1. Logall
      Logall 31 October 2017 08: 31 New
      16
      The soldier is dead, but from a bullet or from dysentery, it is not known for certain!
      If Shoigu or Konoshenkov said this, what would happen?
      1. cniza
        cniza 31 October 2017 08: 40 New
        +3
        Hello Alexander! hi They are exceptional, they are special ...
        1. Logall
          Logall 31 October 2017 09: 00 New
          10
          Quote: cniza
          they are special

          Special, exceptional `` devotees ''!
          Victor hi
          1. Jedi
            Jedi 31 October 2017 09: 03 New
            +6
            Hi Sasha! hi
            I believe that we (US Armed Forces) lost one soldier killed while taking Raqqi, and the Kurds lost more than 600 killed

            It seems that the Kurdish orchestra led by the American "conductor" has come under distribution. wink
          2. Thrall
            Thrall 31 October 2017 09: 18 New
            +5
            An American warrior died during the siege of Racca from old age. smile
    2. novel66
      novel66 31 October 2017 09: 36 New
      +5
      the detachment did not notice the loss of a fighter .....
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 31 October 2017 11: 46 New
      +3
      There is no word "I suppose" in the link.
      "When the Raqqa was liberated from Islamic State terrorists *, one American soldier and more than 600 Kurdish fighters died, Pentagon chief James Mattis said at a Senate hearing"

      RIA Novosti https://ria.ru/syria/20171031/1507873032.html
      1. Finches
        Finches 31 October 2017 11: 52 New
        +3
        Thank you for clarification! hi Even with my trembling "love" for the pin ... the Americans, I was surprised to hear this from the military general, all the same, not Jane Psaki!
        1. askof
          31 October 2017 16: 21 New
          +1
          Look here: https://iz.ru/665148/2017-10-31/pri-osvobozhdenii
          -rakki-pogibli-600-kurdskikh-boitcov-i-odin-solda
          t-ssha

          This is not only RIA Novosti wrote. The agency has greatly reduced the message.
  2. Mihail177
    Mihail177 31 October 2017 08: 20 New
    +4
    Quote: Finches
    What does "I suppose ..." mean? laughing
    Looks for drugs gone, but "got lost and disappeared" wink they don’t know whether or not there repeat
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 31 October 2017 08: 21 New
    +3
    Whatever you say, they are able to work with the native forces, thereby minimizing their own losses in people.
  4. Olgovich
    Olgovich 31 October 2017 08: 22 New
    +6
    I believe that we (US armed forces) lost one soldier killed while taking Raqqah, and the Kurds lost more than 600 killed,

    I believe that LIES.
  5. Strashila
    Strashila 31 October 2017 08: 23 New
    +3
    It was said lucidly ... Kurds ... just meat, that they feel sorry for them.
  6. Olfred
    Olfred 31 October 2017 08: 31 New
    +3
    I believe that we (US Armed Forces) lost one soldier killed
    choked on Coca-Cola? wassat hi
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 October 2017 08: 32 New
    +4
    In the detachments stood? And the Kurds were driven to slaughter. And now they will trump their blood? What vile behavior ... And they have it - in the blood ...
  8. askort154
    askort154 31 October 2017 08: 38 New
    +2

    Defense Minister believes that one soldier was lost, but doesn't think Where. what After all, we did not take part in urban battles, only from the air.
  9. Livonetc
    Livonetc 31 October 2017 08: 40 New
    +2
    People.
    Be that as it may, they fell in battle.
    And they fought with nonhumans.
    More respect for the fallen warriors.
    Many-star generals, they unfortunately very often look at losses only as a position in the report.
    We will not be like them.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 31 October 2017 08: 55 New
      +6
      Quote: Livonetc
      And they fought with nonhumans.

      If the Americans themselves didn’t have a hand in the creation of the Islamic State, destroying Iraq and its army, their mission to capture the city of Raqqa could even be called noble and liberating. who attend church every Sunday and donate to charity.
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 31 October 2017 11: 20 New
      +2
      Livonetc
      And they fought with nonhumans.

      They (Americans) "poor" fought so badly that in the end, hundreds of dead civilians, a quiet departure of bad people in Syria to fight Assad. Pity and respect must be shown to people, not to mean people.
  10. three-track
    three-track 31 October 2017 09: 31 New
    0
    But this is Syrian territory. US occupiers.
  11. pvv113
    pvv113 31 October 2017 11: 02 New
    +2
    I believe that we (US Armed Forces) lost one soldier killed while taking Raqqi, and the Kurds lost more than 600 killed

    You would think that the Kurds were driven to slaughter, and the staff were already moving forward on the corpses
  12. padded jacket
    padded jacket 31 October 2017 15: 26 New
    +3
    The matter there is "dark" but the fact that a huge number of peaceful Syrian residents were killed by the US regime is undoubtedly.
    “The coalition killed 25 families”: a resident of Raqqa told RT about the strike on civilians


    But if you recall the USA NEVER was distinguished by humanity and easily destroyed tens of thousands and even millions of people from other countries
    About the essence of American aviation in 2 minutes