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Russian military suppressed conflict between US soldiers and residents of Syria

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — According to the Department of Defense, the US military opened fire on civilians near a checkpoint in the province of Hasek. As a result, one person was injured, a 14-year-old teenager died. Escalation of the conflict was prevented by the military from Russia.

US military opened fire on civilians in the Syrian province of Hasek. The conflict was stopped thanks to the Russian military, said at a briefing the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Major General Yuri Bourenkov.

“It was only thanks to the efforts of the Russian troops who arrived at the scene that the conflict escalated further,” he said.

According to Bourenkov, the conflict occurred at a checkpoint near the village of Harbat Hamo in the province of Hasek. The US military began firing at civilians during the conflict because of a deviant convoy, he said.

According to the military, the Russian servicemen who arrived at the site prevented the development of the conflict, after which they ensured the exit of the American column in the direction of the base point in the vicinity of the village of Khimo, located in the same province.

Borenkov said that as a result of the shooting opened by the Americans, a man was wounded, another person died. “One local resident was injured. Another, a 14-year-old boy, died, ”said the Major General.

On the afternoon of February 12th, the speaker of the US-led coalition, Colonel Miles Coggins, said that the US military had come under fire at a checkpoint at the entrance to Qamishli in Syrian Kurdistan. They, he said, were forced to return fire.

Kurdish portal Rojava Information Center said the incident occurred after locals refused to let an American convoy pass. According to the portal, as a result of firing by the US forces, several people were injured, one died.

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