On January 17, another convoy of the US-led coalition was intercepted by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in the northern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah.
The soldiers stopped the coalition’s convoy, which consisted of five armored vehicles, at a checkpoint located near the town of Tell al-Dahab. The convoy was reportedly escorted by two helicopters.
The Syrian state TV shared footage of the encounter which ended with the withdrawal of the coalition’s convoy from Tell al-Dahab.
Another US convoy was intercepted by the SAA near Tel Adahab. pic.twitter.com/7FeOBXTzGo
— Within Syria (@WithinSyriaBlog) January 19, 2022
Just two days earlier, SAA soldiers and government supporters intercepted three convoys of the coalition near the towns of al-Damkhyah, Tell al-Dahab and al-Salihiyah. All three convoys were forced to retreat.
The SAA and government supporters have been working to restrict the movement of US-led coalition forces in the northern and eastern countryside of al-Hasakah for the last few months. Despite these efforts, the coalition is still attempting to operate in government-held towns and villages in the governorate.