In Video: Locals Intercepted, Stoned US Forces Convoy In Northeastern Syria
On June 15, civilians supporters of the Damascus government intercepted a patrol of the US-led coalition in the town of Farfara in the northern al-Hasakah countryside in Syria’s northeastern region.
The civilians blocked the town’s main road and stoned US military vehicles. Eventually, the patrol was forced to retreat from the town.
“The people of Farfara town confronted an American patrol consisting of four armored vehicles accompanied by a car of SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] militants, and threw stones at it as it tried to pass near their town,” the reporter of the Syrian Arab News Agency in northern al-Hasakah said.
According to the reporter, some US military vehicles were lightly damaged as a result of the locals’ stone-throwing attack.
This was not the first such encounter. Over the last two years, locals, pro-government fighters and Syrian Arab Army soldiers in northeastern Syria intercepted dozens of US-led coalition patrols. In very few cases, clashes broke out. Nevertheless, the situation never developed into a full-on confrontation.
These encounters restricted the movement of US-led coalition forces in northeastern Syria. A number of areas are now considered a “no-drive zone” for coalition troops, which are viewed as occupiers by many in the region.
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