Skip to comments.TURKEY BOMBS US SPECIAL FORCES IN SYRIA ATTACK, APPARENTLY BY MISTAKE
Posted on 10/11/2019 12:47:38 PM PDT by mplc51Edited on 10/11/2019 1:18:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area.
Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and senior Pentagon official that Special Forces operating on Mashtenour hill in the majority-Kurdish city of Kobani fell under artillery fire from Turkish forces conducting their so-called "Operation Peace Spring" against Kurdish fighters backed by the U.S. but considered terrorist organizations by Turkey.
The senior Pentagon official said that Turkish forces should be aware of U.S. positions "down to the grid." The official could not specify the exact number of personnel present, but indicated they were "small numbers below company level," so somewhere between 15 and 100 troops.
Newsweek has reached out to the Pentagon for comment on the situation.
Deep State mixing it up with some rogue $
Were they supposed to be there or was this a psyop to change public opinion?
I don’t know what to make of this.
I dont know what to make of this.
That President Trump was right in getting our people out of there.
The deep state handed out the grid maps with firing coordinates to its embedded assets in Turkish forces.
How is this possible? Didn’t we abandon the Kurds? Maybe we aren’t getting a clear picture of what’s happening.
But we only had 25 to 50 there in total.
Deep State probably got to the Turks, paid them off to shell US SPECFOR. I would not be surprised. The Deep State has NO LOVE for our military at all.
There was an interview this morning with Sec. Defense, and General can’t remember his name who stated the fact that Turkey, and others not named were aware of exactly where our troops were in Syria. He stated they knew precisely where they were, and were continually updated to our troops movements so there would not be any such an incident as this.
That in my mind means this was no accident.
I’m not sure either but the conspiracy crowd will be along shortly.
Just level Istanbul, Tehran and Mecca and a lot of problems would be solved.
Whoa...I saw that too.
Then of course we issued contracts to rebuild the facilities. A real win-win for the blow it up and build it back up defense industry.
According to Shep Smith, Lindsey Graham, all democrats and half the GOP and the media and the Pentagon we’re supposed to ignore our treaty with our NATO partner (Turkey) and start shooting the bastards (Turks). Hey, maybe they’re right. I don’t think Trump is madly in love with NATO either.
Isn’t Turkey a NATO ALLY????
Are we sure this story isn’t about Hillary landing there under mortar and sniper fire?
Judging from the recent behavior of Erdogan and the Turkish army, not a mistake. It was intentional, and was meant as a direct insult to President Trump.
Be careful what can of worms you open up, Erdogan. Iran is already on notice.
Only in the fake newz world does an artillery shell become a bomb.
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