Syrian civilians block US military convoys from entering two villages in Hasakah

by | May 29, 2020 | International | 0 comments

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The residents of two small villages in the northern countryside of Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah have blocked U.S Military convoys attempting to pass through their areas, forcing them to return to their bases.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that the US convoys were confronted by local residents in the villages of al-Qahirah and al-Dushaisha, who chanted slogans against the forces and threw stones at them.

SANA added that the convoys were forced to “go back to where they came from.” No one was hurt in the confrontations, according to the report.SANAEnglishOfficial@SANAEnOfficial

Locals in al-Qahira and al-Dushaisha villages in Hasaka countryside intercept US armored vehicles 

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Since late October 2019, the United States has been redeploying troops to the oil fields controlled by Kurdish forces in eastern Syria, in a reversal of President Donald Trump’s earlier order to withdraw all troops from the Arab country.Syria vows fight against ‘American, Turkish, Israeli occupiers’Syria’s UN ambassador tells the Security Council that any foreign military presence in the Arab country without Damascus’ consent amounts to ‘occupation and aggression.’

The Pentagon claims the move aims to “protect” the fields and facilities from possible attacks by Daesh. That claim came although Trump had earlier suggested that Washington sought economic interests in controlling the oil fields.

Syria, which has not authorized the presence of the US military in its territory, says Washington is “plundering” the country’s oil.

The presence of US forces in eastern Syria has particularly irked the civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys entering the region.  


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