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Two U.S. jet fighters bombed an American military base in Syria Wednesday to keep Turkey from taking control of the facility, the U.S. military said.

The decision to conduct a pre-planned airstrike on the base formerly used to train U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters — LaFarge Cement Factory — came after Turkish fighters began to move in on the facility, according to Col. Myles Caggins, a spokesman for the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State.

The article goes on to state the following:

The airstrikes were meant to “reduce the facility’s military usefulness” for Turkey, a NATO ally, after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of roughly 1,000 U.S. soldiers from the region on Oct. 6, Caggins wrote in a Wednesday tweet, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“On Oct. 16, after all #Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement Factory to destroy an ammunition cache and reduce the facility’s military usefulness,” Caggins tweeted.

According to tweets by reporter Jenan Moussa on October 9, this was the military base where thousands of Kurds were reportedly fleeing to for protection after Turkey launched their attacks.

“I just spoke to my source in Kobani, NSyria, which is under fire by Turkish army. He told me something incredible: Acc to him, 1000s of Kurds from Kobani are right now fleeing to a US military base near Lafarge cement factory, to seek US soldiers’ protection,” Moussa tweeted.

She added in another tweet, “My source in Kobani said to me: “If Americans don’t come to protect us, then we will go to them for protection.” Personally I don’t know if there are still US soldiers present at that base near Lafarge factory. But clearly many Kurds hope to find protection there.”

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