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The US military killed a civilian near the Conniko oil field in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The US military killed a civilian in Syria, who turned the wrong way in the province of Deir ez-Zor, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing state news agency SANA.

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According to the agency, the man was driving a car during the incident. The military shot his car because she drove off the main highway near the Conniko oil field.

It is worth noting that in recent times in the north and northeast of Syria, attacks by unknown armed groups on the American army have been increasingly carried out.

On April 6, a joint patrol of the Kurdish SDF and the US military in the province of Deir ez-Zor near the administrative border with the province of Al-Hasake was attacked. As a result, one officer of the American army and two members of the SDF 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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