US Armed Forces launched an airstrike on a Syrian army checkpoint

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The US Armed Forces launched an airstrike on a Syrian army checkpoint located in a village southeast of the city of Qamishli (Haseke province), learned citing the Syria state news agency SANA.

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According to him, the blow was struck after the Syrian military did not let the American patrol through the checkpoint. As noted by SANA, as a result of the airstrike, one Syrian soldier was killed and two were injured.

Washington has not yet commented on this information.

This attack may not have come from the US military

As we have said, the United States has so far not commented on, confirmed or revealed the truth of the news.

In late July, however, we announced that the US military was training local opposition forces from the Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF – ed.] on how to operate a combat drone.

As we reported on July 31, military exercises for the units of the Kurdish alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were held by an international coalition led by the United States.

The exercise took place in the Jabl Abdulaziz area in the west of Hasaka province and the Al-Omar oil field. They lasted for a total of nine days.

The PKK / YPG Kurdish units were briefed by 600 US troops and another 200 French. The coalition practiced the use of various weapons and equipment.

“The exercises mainly concerned airborne assault and target destruction by drones,” the source said. Part of the exercise was devoted to repelling attacks on military bases.

The activity of military relations between the Kurds in Syria and the American contingent there has intensified in recent months.

As we reported on June 5 an operation against IS militants began by units of the Kurdish association of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US forces.

“SDF units have launched a campaign to track and prosecute ISIS cells in the desert in the east of Deir Ez-Zor,” the agency’s source said.

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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