"On April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm CDT, five to six Mexican military personnel interviewed two US Army soldiers carrying out border support operations in an unmarked vehicle (customs and border guards) near the southwestern border nearby, from Clint, Texas, "US Northern Command told CNN in a statement.
"The US soldiers were appropriately located in the US territory during the encounter," the statement added.
During the incident, Mexican soldiers unleashed their weapons US troops had taken a soldier's weapon and returned it to the unmarked US vehicle, officials said.
Mexican troops were armed with seemingly assault rifles, an official said soldiers allowed the weapon "to de-escalate a potentially volatile situation".
"During the incident, US soldiers followed all established procedures and protocols," Northern Command said. 1
However, the authorities said the river in the area was a brush-filled and dry riverbed. "It's very easy for people to get confused on which side of the border they are on."
One of the American soldiers spoke some Spanish and was able to explain the situation to the Mexican forces, who discussed the incident and Promised to solve the conflict in the future, the officials said.
"An investigation by (Customs and Border Guard) and (the Department of Defense) revealed that the Mexican military believed the US Army soldiers were south of the border said Northern Command, adding that the US troops were north of the border.
"Although they were south of the border fence, the US soldiers remained north of the actual border in US territory," the statement said and added, "After a brief discussion between the soldiers of the two nations, the Mexican military left the area.
President Donald Trump had previously mandated the active military to support border security and the US In addition to 3,000 National Guard soldiers, some 3,000 active troops support the Department of Homeland Security on the southern border with Mexico.
The Pentagon expects more troops to arrive Sending the frontier continues to support requests for support from the DHS.
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday that he has no "finite number" in terms of additional troops, the Pentagon said saw "anticipating" what the DHS needed prior to receiving a formal request for support.
"When the DHS loses its capacity in migrant family processing, when one thinks about its limited ability to commit apprehensions, they are truly we are, so to speak, in the Processing things caught. That's why we work with the collaborators and find a way to do more monitoring and detection for them. Let's take that as a mission, "Shanahan said. 19659016]