BEIRUT (AP) – A Syrian conflict monitor and Kurdish activists say U.S. armored automobiles have deployed in areas in northern Syria alongside the border with Turkey, a couple of days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters.
Footage posted by Syrian activists on-line exhibits a convoy of U.S. armored automobiles driving on a rural street within the village of Darbasiyah, a couple of hundred meters from the Turkish border. Clashes within the space have been reported between Turkish and Kurdish forces Wednesday a day after the Turkish airstrike.
Rami Abdurrahman, director of the Britain-based mostly Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, stated the deployment appears restricted.
A Kurdish activist, Mustafa Bali, confirmed the deployment.
Col. John Dorrian, a U.S. spokesman for the worldwide coalition towards IS, declined to remark, saying troop motion is “ongoing.”
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