[Global Network Reporter Li Dongyao] On October 11, local time, the Turkish Ministry of Defense issued a statement on the suspected Turkish artillery attack on US troops stationed in Syria. Earlier today (11), Turkeys border post south of Suluqi was attacked by mortars from a hill about 1,000 meters southwest of an observation post in the United States, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. In self-defence, (Turkey) retaliates against terrorist positions that launched attacks.
In a statement, the Ministry of National Defense said, Turkey did not fire in any way at the U.S. observation post. In order to prevent any damage to US bases, precautions should be taken before firing. As one of the precautions, we stopped shooting immediately after receiving information from the United States, and we firmly oppose the claim that the United States or coalition forces were attacked.
Earlier, according to the latest news of Russia Today (RT) 12, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement saying that the U.S. troops stationed in Syria were attacked by Turkish artillery.
Russian media reported that on October 11, local time, the Pentagon issued a statement confirming that the U.S. troops stationed in northern Syria were attacked by artillery fire from nearby Turkish positions, but no casualties.
Rt said the shelling took place at about 9 p.m. local time on the 11th, near kobani. Reported that the Pentagon statement can be said to confirm earlier reports of artillery shelling and explosions at US bases in Syria.
Turkeys Ministry of Defense announced Thursday that the Turkish army has launched ground military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Turkeys Ministry of Defense said in social media that as part of the Spring of Peace operation, the Turkish Army and the Syrian National Army have begun to launch ground attacks east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.
On the eve of Turkeys military operations, the White House of the United States said on the 6th that the U.S. military would not support or participate in Turkeys military operations in northern Syria and that the U.S. military would withdraw from the relevant areas.
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