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US Bombing of a Syrian Army Checkpoint in Hasaka Countryside Kills a Soldier

By Khaled Iskef | American Herald Tribune | August 17, 2020

A US army bombed a Syrian army checkpoint in the village of Tal al-Dahab, southeast of Qamishli in the countryside of Hasakah today’s morning, resulting in killing a soldier and wounding two others.

Private sources reported that the American warplane flew over the checkpoint on the outskirts of Tal al-Dahab for a short period, and bombed it, before immediately leaving the area.

The sources said that targeting the checkpoint came after its members prevented an American patrol from passing through it, as verbal affinities occurred at the checkpoint, before the patrol withdrew without passing, followed by the arrival of the aircraft that carried out the bombing.

The information received indicated that one of the wounded Syrian soldiers holds the rank of officer, without receiving confirmed information about the size of the injuries they suffered as a result of the US bombing.

In the past months, the countryside of Hasaka has witnessed a series of events related to the American presence in the region, especially in terms of preventing American patrols from moving in those areas through the Syrian army checkpoints, as those patrols have always tried to provoke the army checkpoints by insisting on passing, which was refused firmly by the Syrian checkpoints.

The Syrian army prevention of the American patrols passage was often accompanied by popular support in the countryside of Hasakah, who always supported the Syrian army in the face of American moves.

Khaled Iskef is a journalist working for Almayadeen TV.

August 17, 2020 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, War Crimes | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Given that the Syrian Prime Minister/President, Mr Assad has told the USA to get out of his country, this Bombing raid is surely in breach of some U.N. regulation? I know that the USA Government treats the UN with contempt, but how can this Bombing raid be good for Anyone?
    It certainly wont result in “Peace” in Syria, but, I suppose Israel will be very happy with it.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 17, 2020 | Reply

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