On Tuesday, local residents loyal to the Syrian government intercepted a US patrol north of Hasakah, the second incident of its kind in less than a week.
Sources told North-Press that local residents of al-Dardara village in Abu Rasin in the Zarkan countryside (65 km north of Hasakah) and members of government forces tried to intercept American armored vehicles and threw stones at them while they were passing a government forces’ checkpoint on the outskirts of the village.
A recorded viral video shows an American armored vehicle being pelted with stones by villagers, which shattered the side window of the vehicle. On the other side of the road, two US armored vehicles and two American soldiers standing opposite Syrian government soldiers.
The five-second footage was filmed by a person standing among Syrian government soldiers on the side of the road, while stones were thrown over their heads towards the American armored vehicle.
On 28th of May, residents loyal to the Syrian government intercepted two American armored vehicles who were chasing a Russian military police patrol on the M4 highway while passing through Ghaibish village, west of Tel Tamr.
A private military source accompanying American forces confirmed to North-Press that Russians helped Syrian government forces on the front lines to incite residents against the American forces’ presence, in the Tel Tamr countryside.