US military exercise in Syria ends in tragedy, child killed

The US military has killed a child during a training exercise in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province

The incident took place in the locality of Hisham near the Conoco factory. Witnesses said a house has been hit by a mine fired from the direction of the US army. The owner of the house, his wife and two children were wounded in the blast. One child died later.

There have been no comments from the Pentagon on the situation. Syrian media report that the US military regularly conducts live-fire exercises in eastern Syria. One of the aims is to train “Syrian Democratic Forces” units for the subsequent protection of gas and oil fields.