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US troops return fire after attack by ‘angry mob’ at ‘pro-Syrian regime’ checkpoint; Syria says civilian killed

US troops return fire after attack by ‘angry mob’ at ‘pro-Syrian regime’ checkpoint; Syria says civilian killed

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  1. So we didn’t leave? Or go back to steal oil? We’re just patrolling? An armored vehicle can be disabled by an AK? I’m so confused.

  2. Syrian citizens throw sticks and stones at US soldiers who idk even know why they are there, retaliate by killing them. How is this even legal?

  3. Civilians stop being civilians when they obstruct an occupying force.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-troops-syria-attack-checkpoint) reduced by 76%. (I’m a bot)
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    > U.S. troops returned fire in self-defense Wednesday after coming under attack by unknown individuals at a "Pro-Syrian regime forces" checkpoint near a village in northeast Syria, U.S. military officials said.

    > The state SANA news agency said the locals had gathered at the army checkpoint in the village of Khirbet Ammu, east of the town of Qamishli, pelting the U.S. convoy of four vehicles with stones and taking down a U.S. flag from one vehicle.

    > The report said hundreds of people gathered at the checkpoint to prevent the convoy from continuing on its way when the U.S. troops opened fire with live ammunition and smoke bombs, killing one civilian and wounding another one.

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  5. I guess it could be the part where Trump made no secret of the fact that he is keeping US Troops in Syria to take their oil.

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