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  Turkey Attacks US Special Forces in Syria, Apparently by Mistake
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Last EditedRP  Oct 11, 2019 04:20pm
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AuthorTom O'Connor , James LaPorta AND Naveed Jamali
News DateFriday, October 11, 2019 07:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA contingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area. A senior Pentagon official said shelling by the Turkish forces was so heavy that the U.S. personnel considered firing back in self-defense.

Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and the senior Pentagon official that Special Forces operating on Mashtenour hill in the majority-Kurdish city of Kobani fell under artillery fire from Turkish forces conducting their so-called "Operation Peace Spring" against Kurdish fighters backed by the U.S. but considered terrorist organizations by Turkey. No injuries have been reported.
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