MOSCOW, March 31. /TASS/. Provocative actions by the US Armed Forces have been reported in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, the Russian side has voiced its protest against them, Rear Admiral Oleg Gurinov, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, said on Friday.
"Provocative actions by units of the US Armed Forces have been recorded in the Al-Hasakah Province. During joint Russian-Turkish patrols, the movement of two patrols conducted by the so-called anti-terrorist coalition were tracked along the non-deconfliction routes near Deiruna-Aga and Saramsak. The Russian side has protested to the coalition," Gurinov said.
According to the top brass, the violation of the deconfliction agreements by the coalition jeopardizes the fragile balance of power, which has been achieved through Russia’s efforts, in the region, and also has a negative impact on the development of the situation.
According to Gurinov, over the past 24 hours, four cases of shelling from the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and Turkistan Islamic Party terrorist groups (both are banned in Russia) were recorded in the Idlib de-escalation zone. He added that a Syrian soldier had been wounded in sniper fire opened against government forces.