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BREAKING: US troops exchange fired with Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria

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August 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

US troops have exchanged fire with Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army militants in northern Syria, which has resulted in the US-led coalition making protests directly to Ankara.

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The clash, which resulted in no casualties from either side, took place in the city of Manbij in Aleppo province, northern Syria. 

The US-led Coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon confirmed the exchange of fire.

“Our forces did receive fire and return fire and then moved to a secure location,” he explained by phone.

“The coalition has told Turkey that firing on US-led coalition forces is not acceptable,” he emphasized.

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