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Turkish Forces Hit SDF-Held Village In Northern Syria With TOW Missiles

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Turkish Forces Hit SDF-Held Village In Northern Syria With TOW Missiles

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On March 5, Turkish forces targeted the northern Syrian village of al-Jat, which is held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with two anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

The small village is located to the northwest of the town of Manbij in the northern countryside of Aleppo. Manbij is known to be a stronghold of the SDF.

In a statement, the SDF’s Manbij Military Council claimed that the Turkish ATGM strikes didn’t result in any casualties or material losses. The council released a photo showing the remains of one of the ATGMs, which was apparently a US-made TOW.

The ATGMs were likely launched by Turkish-backed militants who have been using TOW systems supplied by the US to target the SDF, Washington’s top ally in Syria, for the last few years.

Turkish Forces Hit SDF-Held Village In Northern Syria With TOW Missiles

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The SDF will likely respond to the ATGM strikes on al-Jat very soon by targeting Turkish-occupied areas to the north of Manbij.

Turkish forces and the SDF have been exchanging blows in northern and northeastern Syria for well over a month now. Despite this, a large-scale military confrontation between the two sides remains highly unlikely as of now.

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Ghost

US helping everybody. USAIDS.

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