المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

US-Russian skirmishes | Russian forces avoid provocation by their American counterparts, heading to Ain Issa through areas held by Turkish-backed factions

Provocative acts continue between U.S. forces and their Russian counterparts in what has become a familiar scene in the northern and eastern regions of Syria.

According to Observatory sources, U.S. armoured vehicles tried to block Russian vehicles on the M4 road before arriving in the area of Tal Tamer.

Moreover, Russian soldiers alighted from their vehicles and headed towards the American armoured vehicles, whose vehicles blocked their way at the western entrance to Tal Tamer.

Meanwhile, five U.S. armoured vehicles were stationed on the M4 and at Hattin junction on the road between the cities of Al-Hasakeh and Al-Qamishli, waiting for Russian vehicles to prevent them from passing on the road.

The Russian column consisting of about 30 military vehicles deliberately passed through the town of Mabrouka, which is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxy factions, to Ain Issa, north of Raqqa. 

On May 4, reliable sources informed the Syrian observatory that U.S. troops have deployed since early morning at the eastern entrance of Tal Tamr in Al-Hasakah countryside, in order to block the way of a Russian patrol set off from the Russian base in southern Tal Tamr. SOHR activists have monitored U.S. helicopters flying over the area. Meanwhile, the Russian patrol took Aleppo-Al-Hasakah international highway to Al-Alya town.

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