On December 27, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops intercepted another convoy of the US-led coalition that attempted to pass near the town of Tell Tamer in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah.
“A checkpoint of the Syrian Arab Army intercepted four armored vehicles of the American occupation while they were passing through the Shweish farm near the town of Tell Tamer … forcing them to retreat and leave the area,” a local source told the reporter of the stat-run Syrian Arab News Agency in al-Hasakah.
Tell Tamer is located right on the strategic M4 highway, which links al-Hasakah with both Raqqa and Aleppo to the west.
حاجز للجيش العربي السوري في مزعة شويش بريف بلدة تل تمر يعترض طريق رتل للاحــ.ـتلال الأمريكي يضم أربع مدرعات ويمنعه من المرور..
— درعا نت (@daraa_net_2020) December 26, 2021
In the last few weeks, the SAA and government supporters intercepted many convoys of the US-led coalition in the northern and eastern countryside of al-Hasakah.
- On December 14, SAA troops intercepted a US-led coalition convoy on Tell al-Dahab checkpoint.
- On December 16, government supporters intercepted a US-led coalition convoy near the town of al-Damkhyah.
- On December 17, SAA troops and government supporters intercepted two US-led coalition convoys near the villages of Tell al-Dahab and al-Salihiyah.
- On December 18, SAA troops intercepted a US-led coalition convoy near Tell Tamer.
- On December 20, SAA troops intercepted a US-led coalition convoy near Tell al-Dahab.
- On December 23, SAA troops and government supporters intercepted two US-led coalition convoys on a checkpoint in the town of Khuaylid and near the town of As-Salamu Alaykum.
The SAA and government supporters are apparently attempting to restrict the movement of US-led coalition forces in the countryside of al-Hasakah.
Over the past year, the US-led coalition expanded its presence in al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor, especially in key oil and gas fields, under the pretext of fighting ISIS.