U.S. military carries out ‘show of force’ in Syria over Turkish-backed fighters

Turkish-backed Syrian rebel fighters head to an area near the Syrian-Turkish border north of Aleppo on October 8, 2019.Nazeer Al-Khatib | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. military aircraft carried out a “show of force” in Syria after Turkish-backed fighters came in close proximity to American forces during a Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria, a U.S. official told Reuters.The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said U.S. military aircraft were flown over the area after troops in northeastern Syria felt the Turkish-backed fighters were too close. The Turkish-backed fighters dispersed after the show of force, the official said.The Pentagon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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