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Russian forces blocked the convoy of US patrol teams in Northeast Syria

Russian and Turkish military vehicles patrol in Darbasiyah town, Hasakah province, Syria on April 22, 2020. (Photo: AFP / TTXVN)

Russian military units in Hasakah province in northeastern Syria prevented a U.S. patrol team from entering a strategic city, amid escalating tensions between the two sides over the issue of freedom of movement in The region where the Kurds make up the majority

Russian forces on May 2 blocked the main route of the village of Tannuriyah – 10km east of the city of Qamishli, near the border with Turkey – and prevented US troops from continuing to enter the village.

The Russian military police deployed at least eight armored vehicles to block US patrol groups for hours, in retaliation for a Russian convoy previously blocked by US troops in the town of Qahtaniyah.

Similar collisions between Russia and the US in Syria have occurred multiple times.

Meanwhile, according to THX, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said, Turkish forces on Tuesday fired shells on Syrian soldiers in northern Raqqa province.

According to SOHR, the shootings were carried out by Turkish forces and rebels against Ankara in the rural areas of the town of Tal Abyad in Raqqa province.

A day earlier, Turkish forces also attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) led by the Kurds in rural Tal Abyad – where Syrian forces and Kurdish groups are stationed.

According to SOHR, there is currently no information on the casualties of the Syrian forces.

In another development, according to AP, on May 3, prisoners of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS) rebelled at a prison in northeastern Syria. The incident happened a month after a similar violence in the prison led to the escape of four extremists.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the North Press Agency, a media platform operating in Kurdish-controlled areas, Kurdish forces sent reinforcements to the prison in the eastern province of Hassakeh. . US military helicopters are also deployed in the site’s airspace.

However, there is currently no further information on the scale of the rebellion, and the turmoil is not clear due to concerns about the risk of virus spread. SARS-CoV-2 in prison or not.

Kurdish authorities now operate more than 20 detention facilities scattered throughout northeastern Syria. The facilities currently hold about 10,000 IS fighters, including about 800 European citizens.

In late March, these rebellion for 2 days broke out at the same detention facility on the former IS member Break doors and hole holes in the walls between cells. 4 prisoners escaped, but were arrested 1 day later.

Source: Russian forces blocked the convoy of US patrol teams in Northeast Syria – ElectroDealPro

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