A local source from Aleppo countryside confirmed to Muraselon that an explosion targeted one of the American forces near Umara’ Castle Restaurant in the middle of Manbij.
The source stated that the explosion targeted an American patrol that was present near a large civilian gathering leading to the death and injury of many, including civilians.
US helicopters worked on transporting injured American personnel to receive medical treatment elsewhere.
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Activists shared pictures on social media showing the helicopters as they hovered above the explosion’s location after medically evacuating injured Americans.
According to sources, 9 civilians were killed and 20 were injured without accurate information on the American casualties.