Syrian soldiers threatened to fire on a US convoy and forced it to return
DAMASCUS, (BM) – In the context of the growing rejection of the U.S. presence east of the Euphrates, the residents of the village of Al-Dardara and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted an American military convoy in the Tal Tamr countryside of Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several sources and Lebanese news agency Al-Masdar News.
According to reports, the Syrian Army and the villagers refused to let the U.S. military convoy pass the checkpoint and forced them to turn around near the village of Al-Dandara in western Al-Hasakah.
The reports did not specify how long the standoff lasted; however, the location of this incident was the same as the previous interception, which was one of the most confrontational this year.
During the confrontation between the U.S. and Syrian Army last week, the SAA’s 154th Regiment demanded that the American forces immediately leave Syria and their occupation of the Levantine nation.
The U.S. soldiers did not respond to the verbal attacks and instead, agreed to turn around with out escalating the tensions near the town of Tal Tamr.
The US military is often blocked in Syria
In the last few months, in line with growing tensions between Syria and Turkey, and Russia’s involvement in the war in Syria, the US military has often had to be diverted from its path, blocked and returned.
In the past 30 days alone, the number of cases of blocked American soldiers has reached dozens.
On March 19 the Russian forces in Syria send a huge convoy to northern Syria to stop the regular provocations of the US military in the region.
Some sources said then that the task of this convoy will be to ensure unhindered passage of Russian military equipment to the eastern part of the Arab Republic.
Russian convoys also were sent to the province of Tel Tamr, as well as to the military airport of Tabka, which is located in the western part of Al-Raki.
On May 02, Russian troops prevented US officials from entering the city of Kamyshly, where the Russian military base is located. After that, the military from Russia moved away from the borders of the city to the airport where they are based, while the Americans remained at the entrance.
These are two examples that represent a very small part of the hard daily life of the American and Russian military in Syria. According to our research, there are between three and five cases of blocked US troops in Syria every week.
There are provocations and live shooting
Tensions and hatred are of great importance in these lands of the planet. Very often, American convoys are met or sent off, which is a prerequisite for the escalation of tension.
On February 12 A the American military attempted to close the road of some Syrian Kurds eastward, presumably due to the movement of a US military convoy. Then the Syrian Kurds unexpectedly opened fire on the US military, resulting in at least four American soldiers injured.
In addition to the shooting of US officers, the Kurds seized several weapons from the Americans and at least two armored vehicles.
Some sources claimed then that the Russian military was also at the scene, and they [Russian troops – ed.] are responsible for the incitement Kurds.
A number of sources report that American F-16 fighter jets even flew to the Syrian Harbat Hamo region, which is confirmed by the corresponding videos of local residents, however, the American side does not give any official comments on this matter.
On April 7 some media reported that unidentified persons had attacked a convoy of US troops in Hasaka province after American armored vehicles had attempted to enter the western part of the Arab Republic.
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.
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.
Tensions in Syria over the past 24 hours have been explosive
Yesterday [June 09 – ed.], during the next patrol mission, the terrorists blew up the Russian Tiger armored car, which, in a U-turn, drove outside the highway.
As a result of the explosion, Russian armored vehicle was serious damage, and moreover, at least one soldier was injured.
The information on this subject is very diverse, in particular, the Syrian news agencies report one victim, Russian sources indicate the fact that at least three people were injured, however, an official source notes that the victims were avoided altogether.
Also yesterday [June 09 – ed.] the Russian and Syrian air forces intensified their flights over the Idlib Governorate, as they respond to the latest attacks by the jihadist forces in the Al-Ghaab Plain.
According to a field report from northwestern Syria, the Russian and Syrian air forces had launched strikes inside the Hama and Idlib governorates, with the primary target being the militant forces along the front-lines.
The report said the Russian and Syrian warplanes heavily had target the whereabouts of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), and Hurras Al-Deen, which are the primary jihadist groups in northwest Syria.
These airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian air forces came just hours after the Hurras Al-Deen launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the town of Tanjara in the Al-Ghaab Plain.
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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