American troops heading towards the Iraqi border have been attacked from land held by Turkish-backed militants in Northern Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defence has claimed. The attack comes amid a US withdrawal from the region.
The convoy was traveling along the M4 motorway – which runs parallel to the Turkish border through land captured by Turkey during its anti-Kurdish ‘Peace Spring’ offensive last month – when it was attacked, the ministry reported on Sunday.
The Americans were fired upon from “territory controlled by Pro-Turkish fighters” of the Syrian National Armies, the Russian statement read. Nobody was hurt in the incident.