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On July 3, the bullBSN account on Instagram posted a video showing U.S. military vehicles chasing after a Tiger armored vehicle of the Russian Military Police in Syria’s northeastern region.
In the video, several US M-ATV and MaxxPro MRAP (mine-resistant ambush protected) vehicles can be seen chasing after the Russian Tiger and trying to overrun it, but to no avail. One of the American vehicles allegedly lost a wheel during the race, according to the claims of Russians heard on the video. The dramatic video was filmed by someone aboard the Tiger, likely a soldier.
As for now, it remains unclear when or where the Russian-U.S. race took place. Usually, Russian and U.S. troops come cross each other on the M4 highway or on nearby road.
Earlier this week, the Reverse Side of the Medal channel on Telegram shared footage from a road accident between U.S. forces and Russian Military Police vehicles in northeastern Syria. The accident may be somehow linked to the race.
Russian and US forces follow a strict deconfliction mechanism when operating in northeastern Syria. Sometimes, however, violations are reported.
Last month, a US patrol approached the M4 highway in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah without giving a prior notice. The Russian Military Police quickly reacted by blocking the patrols’ path.
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