Russian tensions in Syria risk direct conflict with America, military officials warn

By gordon lubold And Michael R. Gordon

Al-Udeed Air Base, Qatar — The Russian military has launched a series of operations against a US-led coalition in Syria this week, including an operation this week at a strategically located base in the southern part of the country, US military officials said. he said.

Russian actions have alarmed US military officials, who are concerned that a miscalculation could escalate into an unexpected conflict between US and Russian forces in Syria. Tensions between the two countries are already high: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and in American efforts hands to the army of ukraine To defeat the Russian army there.