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US troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish incursion: Pentagon

The explosion occurred within a few hundred metres of a location outside the security mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have US forces present," Navy captain Brook DeWalt said

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US-Turkey air strike in Syria
FILE PHOTO: Turkish and US troops return from a joint US-Turkey patrol in northern Syria | Photo: Reuters

US troops near the northern Syrian border town of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said.

"The explosion occurred within a few hundred metres of a location outside the security mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have US forces present," Navy captain Brook DeWalt said in a statement following the 9.00pm (1800 GMT) incident.

"All US troops are accounted for with no injuries. US forces have not withdrawn from Kobani."

First Published: Sat, October 12 2019. 05:55 IST
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