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Explosion at US-French Base in Northern Syria

There have been no reports of casualties following the blast writes Anadolu Agency
Explosion at US-French Base in Northern Syria

A military base hosting American and French troops in the northern Syrian town of Ayn Issa town was hit by an explosion on Sunday night, according to local sources in Raqqa on Monday.

Ayn Issa in northern Raqqa is under the control of the YPG militia, the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

The base reportedly hosts around 200 American and 75 French troops. It remains unclear if there have been any casualties following the blast.

The YPG is the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist network, which has waged war against Turkey for more than 30 years.

The U.S. and the coalition have largely ignored the links between YPG and PKK, which the U.S. and the EU also list as a terrorist group.

Turkey has repeatedly objected to U.S. support for the PYD as a “reliable ally” in Syria, which has included supplying arms and equipment.


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