Syrian military blocked a US convoy and didn’t allow them to pass [video]
DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Syrian military, deployed at one of the checkpoints along the Hasake-Tel Brak road in the north-east of the Arab Republic, did not allow U.S. troops to proceed through the checkpoint, warning them of the consequences if they try to forcefully follow the intended route, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
As reported today, July 2, Al-Masdar News agency, another “road incident” in the north-eastern region of Syria did not escalate into armed conflict.
The Syrian army officer confirmed that the military stationed at the Tel Aswad checkpoint in rural Hasake province prevented an American patrol from four armored vehicles from passing through the checkpoint.
According to him, the wheeled vehicles of the US Armed Forces were stopped about 200 meters from the object of the Syrian army.
As EADaily reported, on May 27, a Syrian army unit did not allow an American military convoy to proceed to the village of Al-Dardara in Hasake province.
The column, led by US troops, consisting of several armored vehicles, approached the positions of government troops outside of Al-Dardara.
Having reached them, the US military was forced to turn around after the Syrian military, according to local sources, “in harsh form” refused to satisfy the demand of uninvited guests.
Large US military convoy was entered eastern Syria illegally
As we reported on June 16 a large U.S. Coalition convoy entered eastern Syria from neighboring Iraq, according local activists report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
According to the reports, the U.S. Coalition convoy consisted of approximately 200 trucks, which were carrying logistical and military supplies, along with reinforcements.
The large U.S. convoy was said to have entered eastern Syria on Monday through the illegal Waleed Crossing, which links Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate with Al-Hasakah.
Following its entry into eastern Syria, the U.S. Coalition convoy traveled to the Al-Qamishli District in northern Al-Hasakah and to eastern Deir Ezzor.
The U.S. convoy’s entry into Syria comes at a time when both the Russian and American forces continue to build up their troops and expand their bases in the eastern part of the Arab Republic.
The U.S. and Russian forces have been involved in some standoffs in eastern Syria over the past few weeks, with both troops aggressively attempting to intercept the other in the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
Not only Americans are blocked in Syria. The US military often blocks its Russian counterparts
A new video has surfaced of the U.S. Armed Forces encircling a Russian military vehicle in northeastern Syria and forcing it to stop on June 19 this year.
In the video, the U.S. forces can be seen encircling the Russian BTR-80 vehicle as it was attempting to conduct a patrol along a roadway near the Al-Qamishli District in the Al-Hasakah District.
The video’s date is not known; however, over the last 24 hours, there have been reports of U.S. and Russian troops engaging one another in the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
The most recent incident that is known happened in the Al-Qamishli countryside on Thursday.
A number of U.S. vehicles attempted to block a Russian military patrol, but they were unsuccessful in stopping the latter, as they simply drove off road to go around them.
War in Syria
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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