Deadly clash reported between U.S. and Syrian forces

sanctions hurt Bashar Assad, the Syrian people, or both? State news agency SANA said one soldier was killed and two wounded after “an American patrol tried to enter the area of the deployment of one of our combat formations in the countryside of the city of Qamishli.”It said the troops turned the U.S. First published on August 17, 2020 / 6:41 AM Along with the Russian backed Syrian state forces and Russian troops, Kurdish fighters, Turkish-backed militias, and the U.S. Deadly clash reported between U.S. envoy on Syria slams Russia

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SOHR said it was the first deadly clash involving the myriad foreign forces in Syria in six months, but tension in the northern part of the country has been high. No Coalition casualties. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) August 17, 2020

In a brief statement, the U.S.-led military coalition said the clash had occurred after the patrol passed through the checkpoint, when the forces “came under small arms fire from individuals in the vicinity of the checkpoint.” The coalition forces returned fire but did not sustain any casualties, according to the statement. Myles B. 🔴On 8/17, @CJTFOIR & @cmoc_sdf, conducting a routine anti-ISIS security patrol near Tal Al-Zahab, encountered a checkpoint occupied by pro-Syrian regime forces…the patrol [was attacked]. Coalition troops returned fire in self-defense. forces back, but “half an hour later, two American helicopters attacked the checkpoint with heavy machine guns, which left one soldier dead and two others wounded.”

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Videos posted to social media appeared to confirm reports of an exchange of gunfire between the Syrian forces at the checkpoint and U.S. military all operate in the area. Confrontations like the one that lead to the clash on Monday have occurred regularly in the region for months, with U.S. Full Statement 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/3qWFrZh1wR— OIR Spokesman Col. patrol to cross a checkpoint near Qamishli air base, according to the Syrian regime and the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) war monitoring group. pic.twitter.com/U5aSV5COKK— roj ava (@SRRSLqHbYTuh566) August 17, 2020

Both SOHR and Syrian state media said the American forces called in helicopter gunships that struck the checkpoint, leaving casualties among regime soldiers. troops. The statement from “Operation Inherent Resolve” said simply that the patrol “returned to base” after the gunfight, and that an investigation had been launched. 

U.S. patrols coming into contact with Syrian forces and their Russian counterparts, but they have largely been resolved without deadly force. The incident occurred Monday south of Qamishli, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish border, when Syrian troops refused to allow a U.S. and Syrian forces

By Tucker Reals, Khaled Wassef

Updated on: August 17, 2020 / 12:22 PM
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A clash between Syrian forces and U.S. and Syrian forces

Will new U.S. The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria denied reports that an American service member was wounded in the incident near a Syrian air base, and that the coalition had carried out an airstrike during the clash. 

An independent war monitoring organization and Syrian state media spoke only of Syrian casualties. troops reportedly left at least one Syrian dead on Monday — a rare fatal confrontation on a battlefield confused by a surplus of foreign intervening forces in the protracted civil war. صور للحاجز الجيش السوري الذي تم استهدافه من قبل طيران التحالف الدولي في قرية تل الذهب الواقعة بالقرب من ناحية تل براك جنوب مدينة قامشلو/قامشلي. military command rejected the claim of an airstrike, however, without further explanation.