U.S. armored vehicles prevented again a Russian patrol from passing through M4 highway, on Saturday, as it was coming from the town of Amude, despite stopping at one of the checkpoints for about 8 hours.
At about 8 o'clock in the morning, a Russian patrol consisting of 4 armored vehicles arrived at the junction of the village of Hettin on M4 highway, coming from Amude town, to stop about 200m from the checkpoint after it had seen U.S. armored vehicles waiting.
North-Press reporter saw Russian armored vehicles which avoided crossing the checkpoint, or bypassing the U.S. armored vehicles, which was deployed in its vicinity and on Hasakah road, branching from the highway to the south.
The Russian armored vehicles stopped near the checkpoint until 3:30 p.m., to return and head east towards the city of Qamishli, after stopping for some time in the village of al-Jabriya, 18km south of Amude.
This comes two days after a widespread social media footage showed a Russian armored vehicle attempt to bypass a U.S. patrol on one of the main roads in Qamishli countryside, but the latter prevented it and sent it away from the road.
For about 3 months, the U.S. patrols are deployed at the junctions of M4 highway and the road linking Qamishli with the city of Derik, to cut the road before the Russian patrols, whether passing from the highway or heading to the oil areas east of Qamishli.