US military tried to block a Russian patrol in Syria, but got stuck in the sand [video]
DAMASCUS, (BM) – In the north-east of Syria, near the city of Hasek, there was an incident involving the Russian patrol and the US military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The Americans in their armored vehicle, easily recognizable by the flag, tried to block the path of the Russian patrol. The purpose of this maneuver is not reported, but in any case it failed: the vehicle got stuck in the sand on the side of the road and began to smoke.
The Russians continued to patrol the countryside. Neither in Moscow nor in Washington at the official level have not yet commented on what happened.
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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