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Coalition troops in Manbij clashed with armed group believed to be Turkish-backed rebels
Kurdistan 24 (K24) ^ | 6 hours ago (10-23-18) | Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Posted on 10/23/2018 10:16:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A US official confirmed coalition forces exchanged fire with armed groups on October 15 near Manbij as suspicions rise that they were Turkish-backed rebel factions.

“They [coalitions forces] received gunfire from undisclosed persons and returned fire, and it ended quickly, skirmish at best,” Army Colonel Sean Ryan, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), told Kurdistan 24.

“But we don’t know who fired and it was during a US-MMC [Manbij Military Council] patrol,” he added.

Syrian Kurdish journalist Hosheng Hesen posted a video on his Twitter account that reportedly showed the clashes between US troops in Manbij and armed rebel factions backed by Turkey.

“US troops stationed in Manbij clash with the Turkish-backed armed factions. On the 15th of this month, the armed Turkish-backed factions targeted the village of Bughaz in Manbij,” he wrote on Twitter.

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“Prompting the US troops there to respond to the fire sources and enter into clashes with the attacking factions,” he added.

Training for joint US-Turkish patrols around the Syrian city of Manbij has begun, Ryan told Pentagon reporters on October 16.

However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeated threats at the US over the Syrian city of Manbij, and that he was prepared to attack Manbij “to eliminate terrorists” if the US was “unwilling to do so,” as he was cited as saying on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at kurdistan24.net ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: coalition; fired; rebels; turkishbacked
No matter who fires on U.S. and Coalition forces, we will defend ourselves.

Turkish backed Jihadi's included.

More explanation and video's at the source link.

A trusted friend in Northern Syria sent me this Twitter link to the videos:

Hoşeng Hesen @HosengHesen

https://twitter.com/HosengHesen/status/1054633387594563584

(1/1) US troops stationed in Manbij clash with the turkish-backed armed factions. On the 15th of this month, the armed #turkish-backed factions targeted the village of Bughaz in #Manbij,

1 posted on 10/23/2018 10:16:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: BeauBo; Candor7; ColdOne; Navy Patriot; caww; huldah1776; dp0622; Gene Eric; Freemeorkillme; ...
Syria Ping
2 posted on 10/23/2018 10:18:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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A US official confirmed coalition forces exchanged fire with armed groups on October 15 near Manbij as suspicions rise that they were Turkish-backed rebel factions.

More "Moderate" "Democratic" "Rebels"?

3 posted on 10/23/2018 10:27:27 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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To: Navy Patriot

Jihadi’s are not “moderate”. FSA is a very bad coctail.

FSA includes: ISIS, Nusra (al Qaeda), Uygurs, al Sham, ++.

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists are silent about FSA, but I suspect some are in it too. They now headquarter in Turkey.


4 posted on 10/23/2018 10:42:09 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

The first thing Turkey did when they decided to “join the fight against ISIS” was to bomb our Kurdish allies in Iraq. It was sheer luck none of our SOF teams were hit.

Branding all the Kurds as PKK is the same as calling all Americans Antifa members. They also sold stolen oil despite embargoes, and gave ISIS sanctuary along their southern border. Turkey is no one’s friend.


5 posted on 10/23/2018 10:43:56 AM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: antidisestablishment

Agree totally. The Northern Syrian Kurds are very different than some in Turkey and Iraq. I don’t know as much about the Kurds in Iran, suspect they are more like in Iraq.


6 posted on 10/23/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Turkey (Erdogan) is not going to give up on Manbij, if he has a shot at it, but I doubt he would make it a major effort now. His big play now seems to be splitting the US/Saudi alliance, and undermining MBS. I expect he will avoid rocking the boat while that is in play.


7 posted on 10/23/2018 11:13:23 AM PDT by BeauBo
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