US Department of Defense: US troops stationed in Syria were attacked by Turkish artillery

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 US Department of Defense: US troops stationed in Syria were attacked by Turkish artillery


In a statement, the U.S. Department of Defense said the explosion occurred hundreds of meters outside the security mechanism zone and Turkey knew that there were U.S. troops stationed in the area.

The U.S. side said that the U.S. military has not withdrawn from Kobani.

Screenshot of U.S. Department of Defense statement.

The U.S. Department of Defense says the United States still opposes Turkish troops entering Syria, especially in areas where it knows the U.S. presence.

The United States asked Turkey to refrain from actions that could lead to immediate defensive action.

Earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary Esper, speaking to Turkeys Defense Minister on the 10th, said that Turkeys military operations in northeastern Syria threatened to jeopardize the progress made so far by the League of Nations against the extremist organization Islamic State.

The United States strongly recommends that Turkey interrupt its military operations in the Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria.

Turkish army launched a strike on Kurdish forces in northern Syria on September 9, which Turkish President Erdogan called a terrorist corridor to prevent the emergence of the border in southern Syria and promote the return of Syrian refugees. Turkey regards the Kurdish armed forces in northern Syria as terrorist organizations, but the United States regards them as partners in the fight against terrorism.

Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Wang Ning_NB12468