U.S. coalition exchanged fire with rebels in Syria: spokesman

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 12:04 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led coalition forces returned fire after being repeatedly shot at near Manbij in north Syria where they are patrolling near areas held by Turkey-backed rebels, the coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon said on Tuesday.

"Our forces did receive fire and return fire and then moved to a secure location," he said by phone.

The coalition has told Turkey to tell the rebels it backs there that firing on U.S.-led coalition forces "is not acceptable", Dillon said.

(Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Alison Williams)