US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

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ALBERT AJI and ANDREW WILKS Associated Press DAMASCUS (AP) — A Syrian was killed and another was wounded when government supporters attacked American troops and tried to block their way as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in northeastern Syria, prompting a rare clash, state media and activists reported. The U.S. military said its force came under fire, and that troops responded in self-defense. It said an investigation of the incident was underway. Syrian state-run media said the man killed was a civilian and that he was among residents of a village east of the town of Qamishli who had gathered at the checkpoint and pelted the U.S. convoy with stones. A video posted on state news agency SANA's website showed angry men firing small arms at a convoy of several armored U.S
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