Two British special forces soldiers injured by Isis in SyriaJanuary 7, 2019
Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in a missile attack by Islamic State in eastern Syria while fighting alongside Kurdish forces, according to reports.
The casualties are the first known injuries to coalition soldiers from the west in Syria since the US president, Donald Trump, said Isis had been defeated in the country and that American troops would be withdrawn.
The British soldiers were airlifted by US forces for medical treatment following the incident, which is thought to have happened on Saturday morning. One Kurdish fighter was also killed in the attack, according to reports.