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Posted by on 11 Oct 2019 in Military News

US Forces Fired On By Turkish Artillery

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed that US Forces in positions known to Turkey have nonetheless come under artillery fire from Turkish artillery.

The troops were in the vicinity of Kobani when the attack occurred on 11 October 2019, at approximately 9 pm local time, according to a statement issued by the DoD.

"The explosion occurred within a few hundred meters of a location outside the Security Mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present," according to the official announcement by Navy Capt. Brook DeWalt, Director, Defense Press Operations.

It went on to state that all U.S. troops are accounted for and that there had been no injuries nor had US Forces been withdrawn from Kobani.

It concluded with, "The U.S. demands that Turkey avoid actions that could result in immediate defensive action."

Source: DoD


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