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Syria: US troops block Russian forces way to oil field

American soldiers positioned in regions occupied by YPG/PKK terrorists prevent Russian soldiers from reaching oil fields

Mohamad Misto and Adham Kako   | 19.01.2020
Syria: US troops block Russian forces way to oil field

HASAKAH, Syria

U.S. soldiers present in regions under YPG/PKK terror group’s occupation in Syria, on Saturday stopped Russian soldiers who wanted to reach oil fields.

Dispute between the U.S. and Russia about the Rumeylan oil field in northeast Hasakah is ongoing.

According to information Anadolu Agency obtained from reliable local sources, U.S. soldiers blocked a Russian military patrol en route to the oil field.

Tension occurred between the two groups, when U.S. soldiers asked Russian soldiers to return to the Amuda district in the northwest of Hasakah.

Russian soldiers had to return to where they came from as their way to Rumeylan, where the U.S. airbase is located, was blocked.

On Thursday, the YPG/PKK terrorists also prevented Russian soldiers to pass through Qamishli city to establish a military zone near the Rumeylan oil field, and did not let them reach the region.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The terrorist YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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