U.S. troops reportedly killed in Syria suicide attack claimed by ISIS in Kurdish-held Manbij, near Turkey, today – Live updates – CBS News
A handful of U.S. troops have reportedly been caught up in an attack in northern Syria, and a monitoring group says Americans are among the dead. The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed in a tweet only that coalition members had “conducted a routine patrol” in Syria on Wednesday, and said it was still gathering information.
The coalition did not confirm the reports that American forces were present in the city of Manbij, not far from the Turkish border, when an explosion hit a coalition vehicle convoy on Wednesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CBS News on Wednesday that President Trump had been “fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria.” She referred all further questions to the U.S. military.