US Troops in North Syria Stop Russian Forces From Reaching Oil Field

Published January 22nd, 2020 - 06:26 GMT
US flag still seen, despite Syria pull-out order (AFP/file photo)
US flag still seen, despite Syria pull-out order (AFP/file photo)
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Russian convoy consisting of five armored personnel carriers and pickup truck forced to turn back

U.S. soldiers present in regions of northern Syria under the YPG/PKK group’s control stopped a Russian military convoy from reaching oil fields in Al-Hasakah province on Tuesday

The move comes amid an ongoing dispute between the U.S. and Russia over the Rumeylan oil field in northeast Al-Hasakah.

The Russian convoy, which consisted of five armored personnel carriers and a pickup truck, was forced to return to where they came from.

 

On Thursday, YPG/PKK prevented Russian soldiers from passing through the city of Qamishli to establish a military zone near the Rumeylan oil field.

In its more than 30-year campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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