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US troops intercept Russian patrols near oil-rich Syria region

February 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Russian soldiers [Youtube/EDGE of Reality]

The US Armed Forces have prevented a Russian military convoy from passing through a road that leads to the town of Rumaila in Al-Hasakah province, north-east of Syria; Anadolu news agency reported.

This is at least the fifth time that U.S. troops have intercepted Russian patrols in north, east, and west of Al-Hasakah.

Local sources told the news agency that a Russian military convoy, consisting of four armoured vehicles, left Al-Qamishli heading to the Rumaila oilfield, when two American armoured vehicles intercepted them and forced them to return.

Over the past three months, the Russian military police have been stationed in ten areas in northern Syria, some of which used to be American bases, before the latter withdrew from them after the Turkish army launched “Operation Peace Spring” in October last year.

Despite the American troops’ withdrawal from the bases, they maintained a presence in the areas surrounding the oil fields which they recently reinforced.

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