Friday, September 16, 2016

U.S. Forces Chased Out Of Syrian Town By American-Backed Rebels Who Threatened To Slaughter Them



The Independent: US troops forced out of Syrian town by anti-Assad rebels

Video purportedly shows supposed American allies of the Free Syrian Army chanting: 'We're going to slaughter you'

Syrian rebels have chased American forces out of the town of al-Rai, according to local sources.

The Associated Press reports that US troops headed back towards Turkey after a dispute about their presence.

The five or six US special forces were there to support Operation Euphrates Shield, which began last month with Free Syrian Army fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets.

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More News On U.S. Forces Being Chased Out Of Syrian Town By American-Backed Rebels Who Had Threatened To Slaughter Them

U.S. forces enter Syrian town, then withdraw: rebel source and monitor -- Reuters
American commandos 'forced to run away' from US-backed Syrian rebels -- The Telegraph
US troops 'forced to flee Syrian town' after FSA rebel threats -- Middle East Eye
US commandos enter Syrian town, get forced out by American-backed rebels – reports -- RT
In Video: US troops in northern Syria threatened to be slaughtered by Syrian rebels -- AMN

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now ain't that gratitude for everything we've done?

RRH said...

My thoughts exactly Anon.

Anonymous said...

That so funny, American must learn not to help the world anymore viva Mr Trump

Anonymous said...

lel wait, is he US Army operating MBTs in Syria? That isn't what I had in mind when I've read about 'special forces' and 'lightning attacks' and 'advisory positions'.

Anonymous said...

Time to just leave and let them all kill each other...this half assed war by Obama will not lead to anything good

Jay Farquharson said...

The MBT's were Turkish and part of their "escort" back to Turkey.

fazman said...

Give them all new samsung note phones and they can blow themselves up.

RRH said...

Leopard IIs.

Looks like the M60s weren't cuttin' it.

Jay Farquharson said...

We'll find out if the Leo's can "cut it" or not, soon enough.

RRH said...

I know you are aware we had them in Kandahar Province. I was there when six showed up (2A6Ms) complete with German techs to teach us how to use/maintain them. They are quite the piece of kit.

But,

We may see what happens to a Leopard when it's struck by a TOW, Kornet or a 72's 125mmm. Something tells me a lot of folks are in for a shock.

fazman said...

T72 isnt the problem, leo probably going to get first shot everytime.
As for the atgw The tank may have a mobility kill but the crew should
Survive to fight another day.

fazman said...

T72 isnt the problem, leo probably going to get first shot everytime.
As for the atgw The tank may have a mobility kill but the crew should
Survive to fight another day.

Jay Farquharson said...

All NATO armour had to face in Afghanistan was RPG variants and Afghan IED's.

Iraq was a different story.

Syria is aswarm with ATGM's , from Kornet's to TOWs

RRH said...

Yup. Exactly. And while I agree with Fazman that a Leopard will best a 72 most of the time, it's not impossible for a motivated crew to get the jump on the Leo from a well prepared ambush. Some of the newer models may even prove a headache for the Turk tanks in a straight up fight.