Syria Targets U.S. Soldiers in Drone Strike

Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

New reports reveal U.S. troops stationed in Syria were targeted in a “deliberate and coordinated” drone strike. The spokesman for U.S. Central Command Capt. Bill Urban confirmed that the drone strike occurred but there are no reported U.S. injuries.

Fox News reports:

“Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire,” Urban said. “All U.S. personnel have been accounted for, and we are not aware of any injuries to U.S. personnel at this time.”

Urban added that U.S. Central Command is continuing to “work with our partners to confirm whether they suffered any casualties as a result of the deliberate attack.”

Urban said “the event is currently under investigation,” and said that “no additional information can be provided at this time.”

“We continue to maintain all appropriate force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our forces,” Urban said. “We maintain the inherent right of self defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing.”


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