Saturday, October 3, 2020

Syrian troops blocked American convoy in northern al-Hasakah

Syrian soldiers and government supporters have blocked American troops as their convoy drove through an army checkpoint in the northern al-Hasakah governorate, according to Step News Agency.

Local media reported that residents of the village of al-Kuzliya in the al-Hasakah province threw stones at the American army personnel, prompting a rare clash.

A video posted on Step News Agency’s website showed government supporters and soldiers with rifles that blocked U.S. military convoy. not allowing seven armored vehicles to drive to the village.

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The U.S. military had to turn around and find another way. According to the agency, a similar incident occurred the day before.

With support from Russia, Syrian troops have been on the offensive for weeks in Idlib and parts of nearby Aleppo provinces, unleashing a humanitarian crisis with 700,000 people fleeing their homes and surging north toward the Turkish border.

Tensions in northern Syria intensified in February after Syrian government forces attacked Turkish troops.

 

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