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Russia warns U.S. of retaliation

Will hit American allies firing on Syrian forces, Moscow says

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published September 22, 2017 at 2:55 a.m. Updated September 22, 2017 at 2:55 a.m.

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A Russian soldier keeps watch earlier this month as his unit’s helicopter flies over Palmyra, southwest of the strategic Syrian city of Deir el-Zour.

Russia on Thursday raised the threat of a direct confrontation with U.S. forces in Syria, saying the Russian military would target areas occupied by American units and U.S.-backed militias if Moscow's troops come under fire.

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