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US-led Coalition Struck Syrian Army Checkpoint After US Patrol Was Blocked In Northeastern Syria

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For the first time in about a year, Syrian pro-government forces and the US-led coalition found itself engaged in what seems to be direct clashes near the village of Tal al-Dhahab in northeastern Syria.

Syrian sources said that on August 17 an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter struck a checkpoint of the Syrian Army in the province of al-Hasakah after the Syrian Army and pro-government locals blocked a US military convoy in the area. According to state-run news agency SANA, the strike killed a soldier and injured two others.

It is interesting to note that according to the US-led coalition version of events, the US military convoy came under gunfire from unidentified persons, when it was passing the army checkpoint. Then, US forces returned fire. No airstrikes were conducted according to the US statement.

Tal al-Dhahab is located south of the city of Qamishli. A large number of positions of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition are located the countryside of the city. US forces regularly conduct patrols around the city. These patrols often try to block the movement of the Russian Military Police convoys in the very same area. In its own turn, the Syrian Army, pro-government locals and even the Russian Military Police also block try to block US military convoys. However, the August 17 situation became the first incident when such developments led to a real confrontation between the sides. Taking into account the intensity of interactions in the Syria-US-Russia triangle, this situation is setting up a dangerous precedent that may lead to a wider confrontation between the sides.

ISIS conducted several successful attacks on positions of the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor. According to pro-opposition sources, at least 5 soldiers and several civilians were killed there in the last few weeks. As of August 18, the army and its local allies are reportedly preparing to conduct another series of anti-ISIS raids in the desert. The ISIS threat still remains an important but destabilizing factor in the central Syrian desert, but government forces lack resources to fully eliminate it.

Meanwhile, the military situation once again dangerously escalated in Greater Idlib. On August 17, a joint Turkish-Russian patrol came under an attack near the village of Arihah on the M4 highway. The explosion of supposed an improvised explosive device targeted a Turksih Kirpi armoured vehicle. The attack took place in the same area where the joint Russian-Turkish patrol was hit by a car bomb on July 14.

In both cases, Turkish sources almost immediately speculated that the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) may have been behind the attacks claiming that the groups supposedly active in the area .This is a lie. Neither the YPG nor the PKK have any active presence in southern Idlib. Contrary to Turkish fairy tales, the only terrorist groups active in this part of Idlib are Turkish-sponsored terrorists like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic Party and others. The Turkish unwillingness to get rid of its pocket al-Qaeda supporters is the main source of the instability there. Therefore, Turkish soldiers in Idlib die to protect al-Qaeda from the inevitable defeat in the event of a direct confrontation with the Syrian Army and its allies.

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16 comments

  1. shylockracy says:

    The global Ziocorporate terrorists behave live overlords in Lebanon and Syria, from the SW Golan to the NE border with Iraqi Kurdistan, “new world order” Zioterrorist machinations take place there without a fuck given about the people from there and not even about the Russians like the general just killed in Deir Ezzor proved once again.

    Given how things have evolved, more bombings and attacks against SAA should be expected, Turkey and ISISrael haven already made it clear Syria’s somewhat on its own wherever ZioNATO regimes are invading.

  2. LibertyIsGreat says:

    You block us then we will take you out. It’s very simple.

    Don’t block us and we will let you live.

    1. cechas vodobenikov says:

      says the insecure coward from the nation that loses all wars….

    2. Sauron says:

      Don’t get upset, Nastya was on period, she didn’t mean it

  3. cechas vodobenikov says:

    the mercenary immoral cowards cannot fight–they bomb….these packuda will leave soon…”amerikans have always been genocidal, enjoying killing from afar…amerikans love big because they feel so small”. Philip Slater

  4. Tommy Jensen says:

    What did I say? Never block an American.
    If one country is attacked, our Allies 70 countries Nato Inherent Resolve Freedom Coaltion, one for all and all for one, is always at our disposal…………LOL.

    1. cechas vodobenikov says:

      more feline insecurity tammmurder 4 million Koreans and the Chinese.Koreans caused u to retreat from the Yalu river all the way to the 38th parallel and you submissively surrendered….LOL…losing wars every where—your fear of death, feminine insecurity

      1. Realist says:

        And of course there was Vietnam.

    2. Sauron says:

      70 guys is just enough for Nastya

  5. Assad must stay says:

    will russia or iran ever stop this?

    1. HiaNd says:

      It is like street fight.
      When one group of children attacks another group of children.
      The bigger boys keep an eye on their opponents from the other group before starting the fight.
      If the smaller boys in that group find opponents of their size and start fight against them immediately …Than the bigger boys will help as much as they can (but they must always keep an eye on their opponents to prevent surprise attack)

      Syria will be free completely I am sure of that but I don’t think that is for today or tomorrow but for some time in the not so distant future.
      We are in situation now where we have 2 opposed groups of nations preparing for the WW3.
      So Syrians must be patient.

  6. Sauron says:

    This never ending war seems far from over. Only thing that can be done is to expose these yankees and their war crimes. Keep it up Nastya, we are always watching

  7. Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes says:

    Active Patriot has been filming ‘refugees’ landing in dover daily for last couple of weeks. SouthFront might be able to recognise some of them as idlib terrorists?

  8. Rodney Loder says:

    So the US attack the SAA killing it’s Soldiers and the Assad leadership straight away buddy up with vermin US Jew Kurds, well that’s lovely that is, and pathetic.

  9. cechas vodobenikov says:

    http://www.sott/net/article/440051
    soon amerikans will retreat to their plywood cities, as they always do

  10. Sauron says:

    Eyes of Sauron can see even beyond Mordor. Nastya, I am watching you

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