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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:17 AM

Syria: US troops open fire on locals in northeast, killing 1

Source: AP

By ALBERT AJI and ANDREW WILKS

DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian was killed and another was wounded in a rare clash Wednesday between American troops and a group of government supporters who tried to block a U.S. convoy driving through a village in northeastern Syria, state media and activists reported.

The state-run media said the killed man was a civilian. He was among residents of a village east of the town of Qamishli who had gathered at an army checkpoint, pelting the U.S. convoy with stones and taking down a U.S. flag from one of the vehicles. At that point, American troops fired with live ammunition and smoke bombs at the residents, the reports said.

A U.S. military spokesman said coalition forces conducting a patrol near Qamishli encountered a checkpoint occupied by pro-Syrian government forces. After coalition troops issued a series of warnings in an attempt to de-escalate the situation, the patrol came under small-arms fire from unknown individuals, coalition spokesman Myles Caggins said.

“In self-defense, coalition troops returned fire. The situation was de-escalated and is under investigation,” he added in a statement.



In this frame grab from video, Russian, Syrian and others gather next to an American military convoy stuck in the village of Khirbet Ammu, east of Qamishli city, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Syrian media and activists say a Syrian was killed and another wounded in a rare clash between American troops and a group of government supporters in northeast Syria. (AP Photo)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:46 AM

1. Thought we left Syria when we abandoned the Kurds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:29 PM

2. The Syrians were just exercising their 2nd amendment rights

after seeing the U.S. flag. <s>

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 01:43 PM

3. Here's the video

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