Wednesday, February 12, 2020

UPDATED: US Military caught under civilian fire as they leave Syrian area - Russians come to rescue

Video taken of American soldiers
 under siege in Syria

UPDATED:  February 12, 2020 Penny of Pennyforyourthoughts has done a post on this important development today and added some background details.  Here's the link to her post.

I saw this Breaking News Story first in RT but then saw it again in Veteran's TodayPlease read and I will have comments to follow:


Deeply Censored: US Murders 10 Year Old Child in Syria, Americans, Vehicles Captured, Saved by Russian MPs (updating)

SouthFront with VT: Today, American troops murdered a 10 year old boy and one adult, who had been part of a group protesting American oil thefts in Iraq that were ordered by Trump on behalf of Exxon and Aramco. 

Reports that two American vehicles were seized by Syrian civilians and American troops were disarmed and captured but saved by Russian military police who arrived on the scene.
The killing was near the town of Kherbet Ammo in the eastern part of Qamishli province. 

From Sputnik News:

“Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Myles Caggins previously stated that US-led coalition troops opened fire on civilians, claiming they had to do it in self-defence.  Video of US forces retreating after killing, being buzzed by local traffic:
One minor and an adult died when a coalition patrol opened fire on a crowd in Qamshli, according to a military source.
“At 10 a.m. the US patrol including six armoured Humvee vehicles deliberately entered the area controlled by the Syrian authorities”, the Syrian military source said. “The US troops opened fire, as a result 10-year-old Juma Suleiman Barre was killed”.
The source added that during the clashes one US soldier was injured and four armoured vehicles were damaged.”

The victim was a Kurd.  This is a totally Kurdish region, through which ISIS had smuggled oil for years until Russian Aerospace Forces intervened, destroying thousands of trucks imported from the US.
Today the oil smuggling continues, under US protection.

Russian peacekeepers were summoned to de-escalate the situation.  The “SAA” or Syrian Arab Army were civilians.  Kevork Almassian is a journalist who works for the government of Qatar, where the US has a massive air base.
Other sources said that the incident happened when a group of Kurdish civilians tried to block a convoy of the US military in a move of protest to the ongoing US military occupation of northeastern Syria.
On February 12, angry locals engaged U.S. forces in a firefight in Khirbat Amu in northern al-Hasakah after U.S. troops had allegedly killed a 14-year old teenager in the town. The videos released by Syrian media allows to see the intense usage of light weapons.

In an official statement, the U.S.-led coalition confirmed that its forces engaged in clashes with “unknown individuals” in Khribat Amu. The coalition said that no injuries were sustained. However, it didn’t comment on the alleged killing of a local teenager.

“The situation was de-escalated and is under investigation, the coalition’s patrol returned to base,” Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a spokesman for the coalition, said in the statement.

The incident took place near a checkpoint of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Locals reportedly attempted to block U.S. forces which responded with live fire, allegedly killing the teenager. The army stood with the locals. However, it didn’t take part in the clashes.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said that U.S. forces had withdrawn from Khirbat Amu under the cover of US warplanes, which counducted three airstrikes. However, local sources said that there were no airstrikes, saying that U.S. forces used flash and smoke grenades to cover their retreat.

A unit of the Russian Military Police was quickly dispatched to the incident area to de-escalate the situation. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were also connected by the Russian side to assist in the issue.
Several incidents between the locals and U.S. forces took place in the last few months. However, Khirbat Amu incident has been the most serious escalation so far. If U.S. forces were indeed responsible for the death of the local, the situation could escalate even further.


Greencrow says:  I don't believe the average sentient American is supportive of this usage of their taxpayer-funded military. Maybe I'm wrong.  It's difficult to know nowadays WHAT the average American thinks...or even IF they think.  Anyhooooo….if I'm correct and most Americans do not support having their soldiers illegally drive a convoy of humvees through the sovereign lands of another country being booed, hissed and thrown stones at by the indigenous locals...all so that they can protect and facilitate the theft of oil from that country for Israel then it's up to THEM to stop it.  The humiliation of having the Russians come to the rescue of their soldiers should be a wake-up call.


Penny said...

Thanks for covering this news- it was going to be my next post for today, but, I hadn't gotten to it yet- The American occupiers are still at it in the east- still killing civilians- still giving coalition support to their Kurdish allies as they continue to raid houses and my voice was the lone one commenting on it- so thanks for adding to my voice. When I do get my post up, I'm going to link over to yours. The zionist over focus/distraction on Idlib is very obvious while the cat still plays in the East- not saying there aren't a myriad of issues in Idlib, it's just that it's not the only issue- far, far from it.

thanks so much Greencrow!

Penny said...

my one issue is this is not totally a "Kurdish region" only ethnic cleansing and lots of it made it so. But it is still full of Arabs.