On July 10 in the morning, a checkpoint of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intercepted another convoy of U.S. forces near the town of Tell Tamr in the northern al-Hasakah countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“The checkpoint personnel intercepted three armored vehicles of the American occupation in the village of Mansaf Tahtani in the countryside of Tell Tamr and forced them to return to their illegal bases,” the agency’s reporter said.
The SANA also shared a video of the incident showing SAA soldiers and local pro-government fighters forcing the U.S. convoy to retreat.
Two days ago, a similar incident took place. Syrian service members prevented a U.S. patrol of passing near Tell Tamr in al-Hasakah.
Such incidents became quite frequent in northeastern Syria over the past few months. The SAA and government supporters in the northeast are apparently coordinating to restrict the movements of the remaining U.S. forces in the region. U.S. forces sometimes respond by harassing Russian troops there.
Around 500 U.S. troops are still present in northeastern Syria. Currently, the U.S. military is attempting to restore its influence in the region.