American Forces intercept a Russian patrol and prevent it from entering Tal Tamr town in rural al-Hasakah amid tension between both parties

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored this morning, a column of the Russian forces of about 40 cars heading towards Tal Tamr town in al-Hasakah countryside, while an American patrol intercepted the Russian patrol which caused a state of tension between both parties, ended with the departure of the Russian forces and heading towards Ayn Issa town, after mediation by the Syria Democratic Forces.

The Syrian Observatory monitored on the 14th of January 2020 that a U.S. patrol stopped a Russian patrol this afternoon, at Hittin junction on the road between Al-Hasakah and Al-Qamishly. An altercation took place between both parties ended with the return of the Russian patrol after being prevented from continuing its way on the M4 Highway.

On December 26, Sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that a fight broke out between Russian soldiers and American ones, as both parties were present in the same area.

According to the sources; a number of U.S. soldiers roamed in “Tal Tamr” town escorted with a team including a translator. The team had the task of knowing the locals’ opinions about the U.S. presence in the area. The sources confirmed that all locals described the U.S. forces as traitors.

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