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A U.S. military convoy was attacked in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The U.S. military was attacked by unidentified people on April 20 in Hasaka province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing state news agency SANA.

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Unknowns attacked a US Army Hammer-type car in the vicinity of Ar Ruweisid village. The American SUV turned over; passengers were injured.

It is reported that American soldiers and members of the Kurdish association of the Forces of Democratic Syria (SDF) moved in the Hammer. The attack occurred on the Al Khrafi road in the south of Hasaka province.

According to SANA, an U.S. Army and SDF convoy was ambushed in Deir Ez-Zor province on April 16. As a result, two SDF fighters and one American officer were killed.

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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