The standoff is at the very least the fourth time this month that Syrian troops and offended native residents have pressured a US navy convoy to retreat from an space of al-Hasakah governorate.
Residents of the village of Hamu, northeastern Syria joined forces with members of the Syrian navy in blocking the motion of a US navy convoy trying to cross via their group, Syria’s al-Akhbar tv channel has reported.
Based on the outlet, a US convoy of six autos was pressured to show round and head again within the course it got here from after locals and Syrian troops stepped out into the highway to dam its motion. No accidents had been reported.
The report comes simply two days after an analogous incident, additionally within the village of Hamu, when a US convoy consisting of 11 autos was prevented from shifting into the village.
The US navy has but to touch upon the alleged incidents.
Earlier this month, media reported that Syrian troops and native residents stopped a US convoy consisting of seven autos because it tried to cross via the village of Kuzelia, additionally in al-Hasakah governorate. In that incident, locals reportedly pelted the convoy with stones, and cursed at US troopers. The same prevalence reportedly befell within the practically village of al-Basha on March 6.
The US navy moved to consolidate its maintain over oil-rich areas of northeastern Syria late final yr, shifting its forces again from the border with Turkey as Ankara started a short-lived navy operation towards the US’s Syrian Kurdish allies. President Trump has brazenly justified the necessity to maintain US troops in Syria to “keep the oil.”
Final month, Turkish media reported that US troops had begun the development of a brand new navy base in al-Hasakah close to the city of Inform Brak, with the bottom reported set as much as stop Syrian and Russian forces from reaching the Rmelan oil discipline.
Management over northeast Syria stays break up between the Syrian authorities, the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by the US, US forces, and the Turkish navy.
The Syrian authorities has repeatedly demanded the withdrawal of all uninvited occupying forces from its territory.