A joint United States-Kurdish (Syrian Democratic Forces) anti-ISIS patrol came under fire soon after passing through a Syrian military checkpoint. No U.S. casualties were reported. 

After receiving fire from the checkpoint, the American-led coalition troops returned fire, killing one Syrian soldier and wounding two others according to statements from U.S. military officials and Syrian state-run media. 

In a released statement by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), the coalition troops returned fire but did not conduct an airstrike as Syrian media reported.

“After receiving safe passage from pro-regime forces, the patrol came under small arms fire from individuals in the vicinity of the checkpoint,” the statement said. 

“Coalition forces returned fire in self-defense. The Coalition did not conduct an airstrike. No Coalition casualties occurred. The Coalition patrol returned to base. The incident is under investigation.”