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Turkish Artillery ‘Accidentally’ Shelled US Forces Deployed In Northern Syria

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Turkish Artillery 'Accidentally' Shelled US Forces Deployed In Northern Syria

FILE PHOTO: Turkish soldiers seen at the border town of Akcakale © Reuters / Murad Sezer

US troops in northern Syria “came under artillery fire from Turkish positions”, the Pentagon said on October 11.

“US troops in the vicinity of Kobani [Hint: the real name of the town is Ayn al-Arab] came under artillery fire from Turkish positions at approximately 9 p.m. local Oct. 11,” Navy Capt. Brook DeWalt, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement. “The explosion occurred within a few hundred meters of a location outside the Security Mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present.”

According to the Turkish Ddefense Ministry, its forces were firing at members of Kurdish armed groups in the area. [Ankara considers them to be terrorist groups]. The Defense Ministry said that Turkey “did not open fire at the US observation post in any way” and that “all precautions were taken prior to opening fire in order to prevent any harm to the U.S. base.”

Turkish forces, however, “ceased fire upon receiving information from the U.S.,” the ministry said. “We firmly reject the claim that U.S. or Coalition forces were fired upon.”

Some sources speculate that several coalition troops were injured in the are. However, these claims have not been confirmed by any evidence.

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  • Kemal Büyük

    ”Accidentally”

  • Tudor Miron

    Oops! NATO uniti is at its all time high.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      hhahahhahaahah

  • verner

    again again pease -like when the unhinged states of morons (aka usa) bombed the Chinese embassy in belgrad when the unhinged states and nato did a regime change operation and bombed the country to smithereens. shame on them then and shame on them today even though turkey is free to bomb any and all troops from the flyover states of usa anytime.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Turkey has by its actions against the United States on its own soil in Syria declared war against Nato. What about UNSC and a no-fly zone over Turkey to resolve freedom and peace?

  • Free man

    Turkey is betraying the US today and it will betray Russia tomorrow.
    You can’t trust the wannabe sultan.

  • Dawn

    Muricans get their own medicine lol :)) Usually its USA “accidentally” bombing SAA, PMU, Iraki army, Afghan army etc.. Now Turkey is “accidentally” bombing USA army :)))

  • RichardD

    So despite US statements to the contrary, it looks like the US didn’t withdraw from the conflict zone completely after all.

    • BMWA1

      Turks are faster

    • abuqahwa

      Exactly – Ayn al-Arab/ Kobani is right on the border – all the brouhaha hullabulloo re- “US withdraws forces from northern Syria ” was spin – US just redeployedmerely two SF Observer/Liaison teams to main FOB at Ayn ‘Issa on M4

      • RichardD

        The Zionist axis of terror will have spec ops and intel embedded with the SDF providing material and logistical support throughout the area north of the M4 for the entire duration of hostilities.

  • χρηστος

    US has bocome a global joke subject. The Sultain has brought them to their knees

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    The U.S. and Kurds are both equally guilty of the same crimes. Genociding the Arab populations east of the Euphrates and conspiring with Israel to bring in Israeli operations now right up against Iran borders and hitting Damascus now from both the East and the West, Damascus will fight on two fronts against IDF.

  • JustPassingThrough

    just don’t do it accidently the next time. :)

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    but but but MUH TOMAHAWKS

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    “within a few hundred meters”
    Seriously?
    Thats not even remotely close or even worth talking about.
    When you literally hear the fragments flying past you, come back, in the meanwhile, stop whining girls.

    The title should say: “Turkey forces did not fire at US forces”, the use of the words “shelled by” is just a lie and clickbait, nothing else.