A US jet destroyed a Russian T-72 battle tank in 'self defense' in SyriaGet the Full StoryTSGT Joe Coleman
A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria, on Saturday.
The tank was destroyed one week after Russian forces reportedly fired on a position with US troops and their Syrian allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces.
No US or SDF forces have been killed in any of the attacks, the Pentagon told Business Insider.
A US jet operating in Syria destroyed a Russian-made T-72 battle tank near Al Tabiyeh, Syria on Saturday, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
"The tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors," US Marine Corps Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said, adding that the SDF's "position was within effective range of the hostile weapons systems."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 common 'facts' about Earth that everyone gets wrongSee Also:A massive battle between US and Syrian pro-regime forces reportedly killed several RussiansWhy a US military parade would look nothing like North Korea's, Russia's, or China'sUS kills more than 100 in attack on pro-Assad regime forces in Syria after 'unprovoked attack' on allies