January 26, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Syrian and Russian media reported en mass on Wednesday that in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest Syria, air strikes by Turkish military aircraft killed two military advisers from the United States. Full details of the report can be read here.
However, since that time, the United States has come out denied the claims.
“Reports of two US-Coalition members killed in Afrin are FALSE. Completely UNTRUE,” said US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, from his Twitter account.
Reports of two US-Coalition members killed in Afrin are FALSE. Completely UNTRUE. @CJTFOIR efforts focused on supporting our SDF partners aggressively hunt remaining ISIS pockets east of Euphrates near Abu Kamal. #defeatDaesh
— OIR Spokesman (@OIRSpox) January 26, 2018
His claims are most likely true as it is known that the US military has no precense in the Afrin canton where Turkish-led forces are currently invading the region to remove the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that Ankara deems to be a terrorist organization.