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A gas pipeline was blown up near US military base in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A gas pipeline in the south of Hasaka province was blown up by unknowns militants on April 13, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several local sources and news agency Aviapro.

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Unknowns staged a major explosion on the main gas pipeline of the city of Al-Shadadi. The village is located in the south of the Syrian province of Hasaka.

In the vicinity of Al-Shadadi there is an American military base. BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on April 5, a U.S. Army column arrived with military equipment and materials.

Recall that yesterday Russia intensified the transfer of armored vehicles and weapons to this country as deployed heavy artillery, land and armored systems and vehicles.

According to Syrian and Turkish sources a few days ago, the Russian large landing ship Saratov, has crossed the Bosphorus and carried about 150 heavy tanks and armored personnel carriers, as well as, obviously, other weapons and ammunition.

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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