Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria 0
17 August 2020

The U.S.-led counter-ISIS coalition confirmed a that coalition patrol in north east Syria had come “under small arms fire from individuals” near a pro-Syrian government checkpoint. According to the statement, “coalition troops returned fire in self-defence”, taking no casualties. Syrian state media reported, and the coalition denied, that following the exchange, “two U.S. warplanes attacked the army personnel at the checkpoint with heavy machine guns” leaving one dead and two injured soldiers.

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