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US Troops Under Fire at Syrian Checkpoint

U.S. forces exchanged fire with pro-Syrian government militia fighters after their vehicles were stopped at a checkpoint in northeastern Syria, Wednesday, February 12.
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READ MORE: A U.S. military convoy was attacked on Wednesday by pro-Syrian government militia fighters in northeast Syria, local sources and U.S. officials said.

The incident occurred in a village near the northeastern city of Qamishli.

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group said its troops opened fire at a checkpoint manned by Syrian regime forces near Qamishli after they came under small arms fire.

“In self-defense, Coalition troops returned fire. The situation was de-escalated and is under investigation,” Col. Myles B. Caggins, a coalition spokesman, said in a statement, adding that “the Coalition patrol returned to base.”
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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/us-convoy-under-attack-pro-government-militia-northeast-syria

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