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Syrian govt. forces, locals block US convoy in Hasakah, force it to turn back

Local residents of a village in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah have in coordination with government forces prevented a US military convoy from attempting to pass through the community.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that a US convoy of five armored vehicles was forced to turn around and head back in the direction on Friday afternoon it came from after locals of the village of Hamu and Syrian troops blocked the road and prevented its movement. No injuries were reported.

Two days ago, a US military convoy was forced to retreat from an area in the same province after government forces blocked its way and groups of angry local residents, upset with its presence in the region, threw stones at the American troopers.

SANA reported that Syrian army soldiers stopped the American convoy, consisting of 11 armored vehicles, as it tried to make its way through the village of Hamo in the al-Qamishli countryside of Hasakah province.

Locals then threw stones at the American convoy and forced them to retreat.

On March 8, government forces blocked a US military convoy of seven vehicles near the village of Kuzelia, which lies west of Tal Tamr town in the same Syrian province.

Local residents then pelted the American convoy with stones and cursed at the soldiers, forcing them to turn around and find another route.

On Wednesday, locals at Rumailan al-Basha village in the same Syrian region had hurled stones at US troops as their convoy sought to drive through the area.

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