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08 Nov 2020 | 08:31 PM UTC

Syria: Report of US soldiers killed in al-Hasakah governorate November 8

Syria News Alert

Reports of four US soldiers killed near Markada (al-Hasakah governorate) on November 8; monitor situation

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Markada, Hasakah province

Event

Syrian state-controlled media report that four US soldiers were killed in a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) attack near the city of Markada (al-Hasakah governorate) on Sunday, November 8. The attack targeted a vehicle traveling between al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor. US forces have reportedly blocked access to the area and have deployed aircraft over the scene. The US government has not commented on the reports.

Further attacks throughout al-Hasakah governorate are likely in the near to medium term.

Context

To date, the Syrian conflict involves many parties, including the Syrian government, the Russian government, the Iranian government, the Turkish government, a US-led coalition, and numerous armed groups on the ground (including the Islamic State) with competing goals.

Advice

Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country.

Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.

 

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