US jets strike ammo left behind in Syria's Ayn al-Arab

US jets strike ammo left behind in Syria's Ayn al-Arab

US jets strike ammo left behind in Syria's Ayn al-Arab
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Orient Net
Date: 2019-10-17 07:31
Two US fighter jets launched airstrikes Wednesday to destroy ammunition that was left behind when American forces left a cement factory south of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani), Syria.

The factory had served as a coordination center for the US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

US Army Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the coalition, said the F-15E fighter jet strikes were pre-planned and destroyed ammunition stored at the Lafarge Cement Factory.

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He added that all coalition personnel and "essential tactical equipment" had left the base before the strike.

Most of the 1,000 US troops in Syria are being withdrawn over the coming days and weeks following Turkey's anti-terrorist operation in northeastern Syria.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring, the third in a series of cross-border anti-terror operations in northern Syria targeting terrorists affiliated with Daesh and the PKK's Syrian offshoot the People's Protection Units (YPG), on Oct. 9.

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