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Clint, TX - Two U.S. soldiers were held at gunpoint and disarmed by Mexican troops on American soil on April 19.
CNN reported that five to six Mexican military personnel questioned the two U.S. soldiers who were conducting border support operations.
US - Northern - Command - Statement - US
A U.S. Northern Command statement confirmed that the U.S. soldiers were “appropriately in US territory" during the encounter, according to CNN.
The Mexican soldiers not only pointed their weapons at the U.S. troops, but also removed a soldier’s sidearm and returned it to the unmarked U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicle, U.S. military officials said.
CNN - Troops - Assault - Rifles - US
CNN reported that the Mexican troops were armed with assault rifles. U.S. officials said the U.S. soldiers allowed the weapon to be taken in an effort to de-escalate the “potential volatile situation.”
"Throughout the incident, the US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said, according to CNN.
Encounter - South - Border - Fence - Area
The encounter happened south of the border fence in the area but north of the...
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