US Backed forces bombed in Iraq, Syria

Update 1:57 p.m.: More than 30 US-Backed Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish fighter were killed in the airstrikes, confirm Defense officials. 

U.S. and Russian troops in the areas of the attacks were warned about an hour before 24 Turkish jets and two Turkish drones bombed locations in northern Iraq and northeast Syria. Senior Russian officials contacted U.S. counterparts to try to get Turkey to back off the strikes, but those pleas were ignored by the Turks, officials said.

Developing Story- American Defense Officials are reporting a series of airstrikes carried out by two Turkish jets has killed more than a dozen US-backed Syrian and Kurdish fighters.

No US Troops were among the fighters killed.

This story is still developing.


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