US carries out ‘show of force’ to disperse Turkish-backed forces in Syria

A fighter aircraft of the US-led coalition flies over Mursitpinar in the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. (File photo: AP)

US military aircraft carried out 'show of force' in Syria to disperse Turkish-backed forces near US troops, according to a US official.

Turkey has denied targeting a US base in northern Syria after the Pentagon said its troops had come under artillery fire.

The Pentagon said an explosion occurred “within a few hundred meters” of a US position last Friday near the Syrian town of Kobani, and warned that the US was prepared to meet aggression with “immediate defensive action.”


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54