DAMASCUS ($1=2,512.52 Syrian Pounds) — A failed attempt to blow up an American convoy of armored vehicles was carried out in Syria. This is reported by Russian media, citing the primary source – AviaPro’s Telegram channel. The convoy consisted of six vehicles.
The destruction attempt was unsuccessful. The blast detonated 15 meters from the convoy. Only the leading column car was shot. No American soldiers were injured. Experts on the ground suggest that it is an improvised explosive device. According to preliminary data, the explosion occurred in advance due to an error, as the explosive device was artificially triggered. Damage to the lead car is not critical.
At this time, no group has claimed responsibility. Analysts suggest that the perpetrators may turn out to be Kurdish formations. These groups oppose the US presence in Syria.
The civil war in Syria
The Syrian civil war has been going on for almost a decade. Attempts by movements such as the Syrian Democratic Forces to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have failed.
The Syrian democratic forces are armed by allies and the United States, while the Syrian army is armed mainly by Russia. Russia is the only country officially invited to Syria by President Bashar al-Assad.
In 2017, the United States launched a massive missile strike on Bashar al-Assad’s forces after a report emerged that the Syrian president had used chemical weapons to attack his people in the country. Syria and Russia deny such actions.
During his tenure, US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw much of US troops from Syria, leaving several troops to guard Syria’s oil fields on the pretext of “falling into the hands of Islamic State.”
With the withdrawal of the United States, Turkey comes to the fore, declaring it necessary to deal with the Kurds and the PKK movement in the northern part of the country, which borders Turkey. That is why Erdogan is sending troops in an attempt to build a stable and secure 30km zone between Syria and Turkey, which will prevent future terrorist attacks on Turkish territory, as it is.
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