US Airstrike hits Syria regime military bases in Hasakah

US hits Syria regime military bases in Hasakah

Syrian Air Force fighter jet [file photo]

Syrian Air Force fighter jet [file photo]

US forces killed a Syrian regime fighter and targeted two regime military bases in air strikes in Al-Hasakah, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

“A civilian was killed by the American occupation forces shooting at the residents of Khirbat Amo village, east of Qamishli, who gathered at a Syrian Arab Army checkpoint to prevent US vehicles from passing,” the agency quoted its correspondent in Al-Hasakah saying.

Tensions have soared in Al-Hasakah Governorate of northeastern Syria in recent weeks, as the continued presence of US military personnel has angered locals.

US troops began building a military base in Al-Hasakah in northeastern Syria at a time when the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) have increased their presence along the Syrian-Iraqi border. 

The area is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which are backed by America.