US troops bombed their own anti-ISIS headquarters as Turkey-backed fighters closed in during Trump’s hasty retreat

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US forces destroyed the headquarters of their anti-ISIS efforts in Syria on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports. 
Turkish-backed Syrian forces advanced on the position, despite a US show of force, including F-15 fighters and Apache helicopters. 
On Friday, Turkish forces fired at a US position in Syria, which some US officials say was deliberate. 
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The US military destroyed its own anti-ISIS headquarters in Syria, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, to prevent them from falling into the hands of fighters backed by Turkey.

According to WSJ, Turkish-backed troops advanced on the facility, which had been used to equip and train SDF fighters against ISIS, on Tuesday, leading US officials to quickly withdraw US troops and destroy the base on Wednesday. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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