On February 12, US forces killed a 14yo boy and had to fled from a checkpoint at Khirbat Amu in the Syrian province of Qamishli after an armed encounter with locals. They also lost a US flag.
The video shows that US personnel were not even trying to take the flag back. The local man with the captured flag approaches US troops ans asks:
“What are you doing in our country?”
Despite the victorious US-led coalition statements, US forces do not seem to be on firm ground in northeastern Syria. The Pentagon also forgot to mention that Russian forces had to deploy to the area to allow stuck US vehicles to retreat.
How it looks in the US-led coalition Twitter account:
Update: At the Qamishli incident, one U.S. Soldier had a minor superficial scratch while operating their equipment. The Soldier is back at work. | Di bûyera xala kontrolê de, leşkerekî Amerîkî di dema bikaranîna amûrê bi awayekî gelekî sivik birîn bû. Niha vegeriya ser karê xwe.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) February 12, 2020
How it was in reality (Russian troops help US forces to flee the area safely):
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