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US military convoy comes under fire of Turkey-backed militants in Syria: Russian MoD

American troops heading toward the Iraqi border have been attacked from land held by Turkish-backed militants in northern Syria, Russia’s Ministry of Defense has said.

The attack comes amid a US withdrawal from the region, RT reported.

The convoy was traveling along the M4 motorway – which runs parallel to the Turkish border through land captured by Turkey during its anti-Kurdish ‘Peace Spring’ offensive last month – when it was attacked near the town of Tell Tamer, the ministry reported on Sunday.

“As part of deconfliction exchange, information has been received from the US side that on November 3 a convoy of American servicemen…was fired upon from the territory controlled by the pro-Turkish Syrian National Army,” read a statement from the ministry.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

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