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US coalition exchanged fire with rebels in Syria

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US-led coalition forces returned fire after being repeatedly shot at near Manbij in north Syria where they are patrolling near areas held by Turkey-backed rebels, the coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon said on Tuesday.

“Our forces did receive fire and return fire and then moved to a secure location,” he said by phone.

The coalition has told Turkey to tell the rebels it backs there that firing on US-led coalition forces “is not acceptable”, Dillon said.