On December 18, another convoy of the US-led coalition was intercepted by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in Syria’s northeastern region.
The convoy, which consisted of five armored vehicles, was attempting to pass through the town of Tell Tamer in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah when it was confronted by SAA soldiers. The soldiers blocked the road, forcing the convoy to retreat.
The stat-run Syrian Arab News Agency released photos of the confrontation, which was the fifth to take place in the northern al-Hasakah countryside this week.
On December 14, SAA soldiers intercepted a US-led coalition convoy on Tell al-Dahab checkpoint. On December 16, government supporters intercepted another convoy near the town of al-Damkhyah. On December 17, soldiers and government supporters intercepted two other convoys near the villages of Tell al-Dahab and al-Salihiyah.
The SAA and government supporters are clearly trying to restrict the movement of US-led coalition forces in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
Following the 2018 Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria, the US-led coalition withdrew its forces from Aleppo and Raqqa. Now, the coalition is only present in Deir Ezzor and al-Hasakah where its forces occupy all main oil and gas fields.