US occupation troops have opened fire during a confrontation at a checkpoint in northeast Syria. They allegedly killed a civilian, after villagers blocked the path of a US military convoy, demanding that they turn back.
The altercation took place near the town of Qamishli in the north-eastern Al-Hasakah Province near the Turkish border, after a US armored convoy had stopped at a Syrian Army checkpoint on Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of locals from two nearby villages reportedly tried to block the vehicles from going further, and the American soldiers responded by firing “smokes bombs” and live rounds, killing one civilian and wounding another.
Another American convoy had to grind to a halt because of a hail of stones, with some locals climbing on top of one vehicle and tearing down its US flag. The Russian military police had to stop the violence in its tracks.
The US occupation troops have been stationed in mostly Kurdish-populated areas of Syria’s northeast, near its borders with Turkey and Iraq. Officials in Washington say that the soldiers continue to be stationed there to secure the oilfields.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.