The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Qamishli tension: U.S. patrol withdraws from khirbet Amo, east of Al-Qamishli and a Russian column arrives in the area

SOHR sources report that the U.S. patrol managed to withdraw from the village of Khirbet Amo, east of al-Qamishli, after it was besieged by local residents and local regime loyalist’s armed men.

Meanwhile, U.S. aircraft continue to fly over the area after they carried out a mock raid and breaking the sound barrier there. SOHR activists and eyewitnesses also report a Russian military column arrived in the area where the incident occurred, in light of what happened on Wednesday afternoon.

SOHR had just reported that a great tension witnessed in Al- Qamishli area in rural al-Hasakah. Syrian Observatory sources said that a group of regime loyalists from Khirbet Amo village, east of Qamishli, accompanied by armed men loyalists to regime forces intercepted the road of a U.S. patrol while roaming the area there.

Regime loyalists’ gunmen fired in the air, and then U.S. patrol fired smoke bombs. The incident has evolved dramatically where U.S. forces opened fire, killing a person who still unidentified to date whether he was a civilian or regime-backed militiaman.

U.S. aircraft then flew over the area targeting eastern Al-Qamishli, amid confirmed reports that the U.S. patrol had been besieged to date. Information was received that Russian patrol headed to the scene to resolve the tension.