Militants of the PKK terrorist organizationSyrian branch of the US-backed YPG clashed with Assad regime forces in northeast Syria in a rare incident on On Tuesday, a war monitor reported.
“Two diets soldiers were killed and others were injured”, while two members of an SDF affiliate”military advice” in Tal Tamr died after an “armed clash” in la arealSyrian Observatory for says human rights. homeless is the umbrella group which is dominated by the YPG.
The SANA pro-diet news the agency said a “patrol of American forces accompanied by members of the SDF militia tried to penetrate points controlled by the Syrian army” in province of Hassakeh.
He did not mention if there were any casualties, but said the SDF attacked after soldiers blocked the passage of the patrol.
The SDF confirmed that two terrorists were killed in a statement to the French Press Agency (AFP). He did not mention the presence of Americans, and called the incident a “dangerous provocation of the Syrian regime”.
The war in Syria is estimated to have killed nearly half a million people and moved millions more since it started with brutal repression on anti-government protests in 2011.
This quickly escalated into a complex conflict that resulted in in many actors, including terrorist groups and foreign powers.
Russia intervened militarily in Syria more than six years ago on the ground up Bashar Assad.
Moscow had tried to act as a mediator for Damascus and the YPG.
In the Syrian conflict, the YPG have been a key partner of United States against the Daesh terrorist group despite the legitimate security concerns of son NATO ally Turkey.
When Turkey launched son cross-border operation Peace Spring in at the end of 2019, the YPG were forced to seek help of Damascus and son allied with Russia to stem attack, leading to deployment of regime and the Russian forces in area.
YPG forces still control much of The North-east of the war-torn country, but the regime forces are also are present, including in the main regional cities of Hasakah and Qamishli. Damascus and the YPG have mostly coexisted for almost a decade of conflict.
In 2021, however, tensions have risen with each side accuse the other of impose high levies or restrict movement of goods to areas under their respective control.