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Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official

10:50, Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Show of force' in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came close to U.S. troops: official

U.S. military aircraft carried out a “show of force” in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S. official told Reuters.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said U.S. military aircraft were flown over the area after troops in northeastern Syria felt the Turkish-backed fighters were too close. The Turkish-backed fighters dispersed after the show of force, the official said.

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for commen

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