US bombs its own military base in Syria to ‘reduce usefulness’

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The US military bombed its own base as part of its hasty withdrawal from Syria as militias backed by Turkey closed in, an Operation Inherent Resolve official has confirmed.


The US military bombed its own base as part of its hasty withdrawal from Syria as militias backed by Turkey closed in, an Operation Inherent Resolve official has confirmed.

Jets wiped the facility at the Lafarge Cement Factory, between Ain Issa and Kobani near the Turkish border, from the map just hours after troops withdrew, a spokesman said.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump controversially ordered ground troops out of the region where they had been supporting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the battle against Isis.

On Wednesday, footage emerged of Russian soldiers taking over a US base in the strategically important town of Manbij.

Revealing the US decision to conduct an airstrike on one of its own bases, Colonel Myles Caggins, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said on Twitter: “#Coalition forces continue a deliberate withdrawal from northeast #Syria. On Oct. 16, we vacated the Lafarge Cement Factory, Raqqa, and Tabqah.”

Five hours later, he added: “On Oct. 16, after all #Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache and reduce the facility’s military usefulness.”

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US bombs its own military base in Syria to ‘reduce usefulness’

2019/10/turkey-syria-7-1571315214.jpg
Read: 2204     16:58     17 October 2019    

The US military bombed its own base as part of its hasty withdrawal from Syria as militias backed by Turkey closed in, an Operation Inherent Resolve official has confirmed.


The US military bombed its own base as part of its hasty withdrawal from Syria as militias backed by Turkey closed in, an Operation Inherent Resolve official has confirmed.

Jets wiped the facility at the Lafarge Cement Factory, between Ain Issa and Kobani near the Turkish border, from the map just hours after troops withdrew, a spokesman said.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump controversially ordered ground troops out of the region where they had been supporting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the battle against Isis.

On Wednesday, footage emerged of Russian soldiers taking over a US base in the strategically important town of Manbij.

Revealing the US decision to conduct an airstrike on one of its own bases, Colonel Myles Caggins, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said on Twitter: “#Coalition forces continue a deliberate withdrawal from northeast #Syria. On Oct. 16, we vacated the Lafarge Cement Factory, Raqqa, and Tabqah.”

Five hours later, he added: “On Oct. 16, after all #Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache and reduce the facility’s military usefulness.”

The Independent



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