The Department of Defense has released video that it says shows a drone strike destroying a Russian-made T-72 battle tank in Syria.
The Pentagon told Business Insider on Tuesday that "the tank had been maneuvering with coordinated indirect fire on a defensive position occupied by Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors."
Other outlets have reported that the "coalition advisors" were U.S. special operations forces which are known to train, equip, and fight alongside the SDF. The Pentagon said no U.S. or SDF forces were killed by the tank.
Widespread reports suggest Russian military contractors drove the tank and had been behind multiple attacks on the US and its allies in Syria.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.