However, Roman Saponkov, a Russian reporter in Syria, said that PMC Wagner lost 20-25 fighters, and questioned the veracity of information shared about the incident.
Сообщил человек общающийся с людьми из «Вагнера», что число погибших контрактников ЧВК в долине Ефрата в Сирии достигло 215 человек. Подошли к курдскому укрепрайону, развернули артеллерию, дали залп и тут же их накрыли американцы.— Mark Feygin (@FeyginMark) February 10, 2018
The Russian Ministry of Defence has not mentioned any Russian casualties in its statements. The US-led Coalition against ISIS said on Thursday that it responded to an “unprovoked attack” on a well-established SDF headquarters by forces aligned with the Assad regime. Military officials said Coalition aircraft including F-22A Raptors, MQ-9B Reapers, F-15E Strike Eagles, AC-130 gunships, US Army Apache helicopters and US Marine artillery ground forces engaged the pro-regime fighters.
Russian reporter in Syria Roman Saponkov says he believes Russian PMC Wagner lost "20-25 fighters" in yesterday's US airstrikes on regime forces in NE Syria. Raises question of what these forces were doing there/thinking in the first place. pic.twitter.com/6evjl9yID7— Neil Hauer (@NeilPHauer) February 10, 2018