The Military Times reports:
American troops and former U.S. officials believe a Turkish artillery strike on Friday that landed about 300 meters from a U.S. commando outpost near the Syrian city of Kobani was done deliberately.
No U.S. troops were injured in the strike, but U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said American commandos temporarily withdrew from their observation post on Mishtanur hill near Kobani and returned on Saturday.
CNN’s Barbara Starr reported, citing a U.S. official, that the U.S. has not come to a final determination on whether the Turkish artillery strike was deliberate.
U.S. forces say Turkey was deliberately ‘bracketing’ American troops with artillery fire in Syria.
That’s not something we ever would have done to a partner force,” Army officer says.https://t.co/ubPeGlhPZu
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Syria crisis: U.S. forces doubt that Turkish military launched artillery rounds near them by accident – The Washington Post https://t.co/3tP1jzcCw5
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