On January 26, the US-led coalition denied reports that two of its servicemembers had been killed in Turkish airstrikes on Syria’s Afrin area.
Reports of two US-Coalition members killed in Afrin are FALSE. Completely UNTRUE. @CJTFOIR efforts focused on supporting our SDF partners aggressively hunt remaining ISIS pockets east of Euphrates near Abu Kamal. #defeatDaesh
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) 26 January 2018
Earlier some media reproted that the two US-led coalition serivcemembers were killed in the area of Afrin where a military operation of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) is ongoing. Some sources rashly speculated that this incident should force the US to stop the TAF advance on Kurdish forces there.