On March 9, US forces deplyoed in northeastern Syria blocked a Russian military column moving in the direction of the city of Qamishli. Such moves are a common practice for the US military, which seeks to limite the freedom of movement of the Russians in the area as much as possible.
— NORTH PRESS AGENCY – ENGLISH (@NPA_English) March 9, 2020
The Syrian Army and Russian forces respond to these US actions symmetrically. For example, on March 8, Syrian troops blocked a U.S. convoy that was attempting to conduct a patrol in the northern al-Hasakah countryside.
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