One killed in US airdrop operation in southern countryside of Qamishli
Confrontations were reported between the auxiliary forces of the Syrian army and US occupation forces south of Qamishli.
Syria's state television reported Thursday that US occupation forces carried out an airdrop operation involving multiple helicopters in the southern countryside of Qamishli, which resulted in the death of one person.
"US occupation forces carried out a landing operation using several helicopters in the village of Muluk Saray in the southern countryside of Qamishli and killed one person," Syria's state broadcaster said.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Damascus cited civil sources in Qamishli as saying that the operation led to the death of one person and the arrest of his family and members of another family.
Sputnik news agency reported confrontations between the auxiliary forces of the Syrian army and US occupation forces south of Qamishli.
The Russian agency said the confrontations in Qamishli erupted after the US forces carried out an airdrop operation on a village controlled by the Syrian army.
Sources told Al Mayadeen that Rakan Abu Hayel from the village of Tuwaimin in the eastern countryside of Qamishli was killed during confrontations with US occupation forces following the airdrop operation.
Our correspondent also reported that about 50 US soldiers participated in the airdrop operation.
A resident of the village said three US helicopters carrying troops had landed overnight.
Sputnik cited local sources as denying the US operation narrative that the airdrop was carried out with the aim of killing an ISIS member, pointing out that the killed person had nothing to do with the terrorist organization.
The sources also mentioned that the US occupation forces kidnapped a member of the auxiliary forces and took him to an unknown destination.
What is the US doing in Syria?
Besides being an occupation that backs armed groups for its own operations and agenda in the region, the US occupation forces continue to steal Syrian oil by smuggling it from their bases in Syria to their bases in Iraq.
Convoys of tens of vehicles, including tankers loaded with stolen oil from oil fields occupied by US forces in Syria, are frequently seen crossing toward northern Iraq, in addition to trucks loaded with military equipment.
The US interference in the crisis-stricken Middle Eastern country continues to be exposed, from occupation to military agenda and the theft of oil.
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