(Photo Credit: Reuters/O. Sanadiki)
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) blocked another convoy of US troops in the northeast of the country, near the front line with Turkish-backed armed groups.
On 4 November, the Damascus-based Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that soldiers and officers of a Syrian army checkpoint managed to stop a US military column, forcing them to retreat to their illegal bases.
“A checkpoint of the SAA stationed in the vicinity of Umm al-Khair village of Tall Tamer town stopped a convoy of the American occupation forces consisting of six military vehicles, which attempted to enter the village and were expelled from the area.”
Umm al-Khair village was subjected to one of the most heinous massacres at the hands of ISIS extremists and mercenary factions affiliated with the Turkish government in 2013. At the time, 19 youths of the village were brutally murdered.
Moreover, the Turkish army and its affiliated Syrian opposition factions are shelling the northwestern Hasakah countryside on a daily-basis. According to the Kurdish media outlet ANHA, the violations aim to displace its inhabitants and impose a demographic change in the area.
Recently, locals from the Arab tribe of Jadid Bakara in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, blocked a US convoy in the oil-rich region, accusing the US military of not fighting ISIS, but rather, focusing on stealing Syrian oil. The area is under the control of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
A video shared on social media showed an angry mob attacking a US patrol with stones, and threatening to escalate the situation if their demands were not met.
Three days ago, the government forces also prevented a US military convoy of eight armored vehicles from crossing through a Syrian army checkpoint near Kawkab mountain, 15 km to the northeast of the Hasakah provincial capital.
However, Washington’s troops continue their oil trafficking operations in the war-torn country, looting natural resources, estimated at billions of dollars.