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10/12, 1:31 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pentagon: US troops under Turkish artillery fire in Syria

The United States Department of Defense said that American troops "came under artillery fire" as Turkish forces launched strikes against Kurds in Northern Syria.

The Pentagon noted Turkish forces struck "within a few hundred meters" outside the safe zone where Americans are stationed, pointing out Ankara is aware of US presence. However, the US stressed no troops were injured in the incident.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to target Turkey with "strong" sanctions if it doesn't "play by the rules" in Syria after Ankara launched a military operation against Kurds in the war-torn country.

Breaking the News / NP