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A Syrian civilian was killed Wednesday in a clash between the Syrian army and a U.S. patrol in the town of Khirbet Ummo in Qamishli city in northeastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

The report said the Syrian army stopped four U.S. military vehicles at the checkpoint in the town of Khirbet Ummo, adding that hundreds of civilians gathered at the checkpoint and prevented the patrol from passing.

The civilians threw rocks at the vehicles and brought down the U.S. flags from the vehicles, said the report.

In the process, the U.S. forces fired live ammunition and gas grenades on the people, killing one and wounding another, according to SANA.

Afterward, the civilians attacked the convoy and damaged four vehicles of the U.S. forces, prompting the U.S. forces to bring additional vehicles to tow the damaged ones.

Also, SANA said the U.S. warplanes struck the town and covered the withdrawal of the U.S. convoy.

It’s worth noting that the U.S. forces have bases in northeastern Syria mainly in areas controlled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militias.

Source: Xinhua – DAMASCUS

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