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An artillery attack on a second US military convoy in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few hours ago, the media reported that unidentified persons attacked a convoy of US troops in Hasaka province after American armored vehicles attempted to enter the western part of the Arab Republic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Aviapro news agency.

As a result of rocket fire, at least one American soldier was killed, while at least five more were seriously injured, as a result of which they were urgently evacuated.

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Given the fact that the Iranian military and members of the Kataib Hezbollah organization are located in the area, experts believe that these forces are behind the attack on the US military, although at the moment none of the parties has claimed responsibility for the missile bombing of the US military column.

“One Washington soldier died, several more were injured in an attack in the Syrian province of Hasaka. The attack was reported on Sunday, April 5, by the Arab newspaper Al Hayat. Information about the death of an American spread on social networks. Neither the United States media nor the Pentagon commented on the publication. According to newspaper sources, the United States of America’s transport HMMWV was blown up by a “shell” in the southern part of the province, without specifying the exact location and description of any details,” Aviapro news agency reported.

Experts believe that the attack on an American military convoy occurred during an attempt to penetrate the western part of Syria by roundabouts.

BulgarianMilitary recalls that yesterday a US Army officer and two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed on April 6 in the village of Al-Suar in the province of Deir Ez-Zor.

According to the source, the assassination was carried out by unidentified men who organized an ambush on a convoy of armored vehicles in the village.

Background

In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.

In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.

Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.

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