Capt Jeff Davis said “defensive support fire” was provided last Friday.
This was during clashes between the Free Syrian Army, fighting alongside US-trained members of the New Syria Force, and suspected al-Nusra fighters.
Capt Davis said the US would provide defensive fire support to the NSF “no matter whom they came up against”.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described as “counter-productive” US comments that Washington could take extra measures to defend the US-trained Syrian rebels.
Speaking at a news conference in Qatar, Mr Lavrov said this “could complicate the task of fighting terrorism” in Syria.
Russia is a key ally of Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
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