Syrian troops, residents block another US convoy in Hasakah, force it to retreat
Iran Press TV
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 12:47 PM
Another US military convoy has been forced to retreat from an area in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah after local residents, in coordination with government forces, prevented the foreign forces from passing through the community.
Local sources, requesting not to be named, reported that a US convoy of five armored vehicles was forced to turn around and head back in the direction it came from on Tuesday afternoon after locals of the village of Hamu and Syrian troops blocked the road and prevented its movement. No injuries were reported.
On March 27, Syrian army soldiers and angry local residents had forced a US military convoy to retreat from the same village.
Two days earlier, a US military convoy was forced to retreat from an area in the same Syrian province after government forces blocked its way and groups of local residents, upset with their presence in the region, threw stones at the American troops.
SANA reported at the time that Syrian army soldiers stopped the American convoy, consisting of 11 armored vehicles, as it tried to make its way through the village of Hamu in the al-Qamishli countryside of Hasakah province.
Locals then threw stones at the American convoy and forced them to retreat.
On March 8, government forces blocked a US military convoy of seven vehicles near the village of Kuzelia, which lies west of Tal Tamr town in the same Syrian province.
Local residents then pelted the American convoy with stones and cursed at the soldiers, forcing them to turn around and find another route.
Locals at Rumailan al-Basha village in the same Syrian region had hurled stones at US troops as their convoy sought to drive through the area two days earlier.
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