Saturday, 20 August 2016 - 10:36
U.S. Military Comes Under Attack from Syrian Regime Airstrikes
A Pentagon spokesperson confirms that the Syrian Air Force dropped bombs Thursday in an area where U.S. Special Operations forces were operating on the ground.
U.S. Special Operations forces "were in the area at the time," Captain Jeff Davis said, adding that they are "all safe." Davis also confirmed that this is the closest U.S. forces on the ground have come to an attack from the Syrian regime.
The Syrian airstrikes took place in the northeastern city of Hasaka, an area that has seen increasing ground clashes between the Kurdish YPG fighters present and the Syrian regime forces. There was a small number of U.S. Special Operators acting as advisers to the YPG when the Syrian airstrikes began.