Defense

U.S. Forces reportedly block Russian navy convoy in Syria

U.S. Forces reportedly block Russian military convoy in Syria


U.S. forces in northeast Syria reportedly has block one other Russian navy convoy making an attempt to realize entry to the oil fields.

A number of American Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) autos carrying American troopers stopped Russian navy autos west of Al-Hasakah province whereas they had been making an attempt to succeed in key oil fields within the area.

In social media additionally was launched quick video confirmed how U.S. armoured autos are pursuing the Russian BTR-80 wheeled armoured personnel provider and Tigr automobile.

This was not the primary time U.S. forces had encountered Russian patrols within the space.

Regardless of no vital battle being reported, the incident has grow to be a reminder of the excessive stakes in Syria, the place U.S. navy exercise goals to protect oil fields and stop them from falling into the arms of different actors, together with Russia and extremist teams.

The oil fields are concentrated within the province of Deir el-Zour in jap Syria, close to the Iraqi border, and Al-Hasakah within the northeast.