US troops in Syria prepare for more Russian attacks after crushing up to 300 mercenaries in February battle

Russians are now reportedly joining up to take revenge on the US after losing the fight in February.

  • US troops in Syria are digging in and preparing for future attacks after a massive battle played out in the country's east
  • The US Brig. Gen. in charge of the US-led fight against ISIS confirmed that around 300 Russian mercenaries were killed in a massive battle with US forces on February 7, though the Kremlin denies it.
  • Russian websites have been seen as advertising jobs for more mercenaries, and a recruiter reportedly said Russians were now joining up to take revenge on the US after losing the fight in February.

US troops in Syria are digging in and preparing for future attacks after a massive battle played out in the country's east that ended with up to 300 Russian mercenaries killed by US artillery and airpower.

Reporting from the ground in Syria, NBC News' Richard Engel and Kennet Werner spoke to

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