Washington Post: Syrian aircraft bombed near U.S. and coalition Special Operations forces, Pentagon says
Syrian Su-24 ground-attack aircraft bombed near U.S. and coalition Special Operations forces in Syria earlier this week, the Pentagon said Friday, forcing U.S. aircraft to scramble in response.
The strikes targeted Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Hasakah on Thursday, said Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman. Coalition Special Operations forces, which have been advising Kurdish and Arab fighters, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, were in the area, but none were injured. Social media reports indicated that several Kurds were killed in the bombing.
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WNU Editor: This is the first time that Syrian jets are targeting the Kurds .... Syrian fighter jets hit Kurd-held areas for first time (Al Jazeera). More here .... Syrian government warplanes bomb Kurdish-controlled areas for first time (IBTimes). The bombings are continuing for a second day .... Syria regime pounds Kurdish positions for second day (AFP).
More News On U.S. And Allies Scrambling Jets To Protect U.S. Special Forces And Allies From Syrian Bombing Raids
Coalition jets scrambled to defend U.S. forces from Syrian bombing -- Reuters
US scrambled jets to protect its advisers in Syria: Pentagon -- AFP
US Scrambles Fighters After Syrian Aircraft Bombed Near SpecOps Forces -- Military.com
Key ally in Syria bombed while US troops 'nearby' -- CNN
US sends jets to protect coalition forces after Syrian regime strikes -- Stars and Stripes
Pentagon sends jets, warning as Syria bombs near US-backed Kurds -- RT
Update: The Pentagon sends a warning to Syria .... Pentagon issues implicit threat to shoot down Syrian warplanes (Washington Examiner).