Unmarked Russian troops in Perevalne, Crimea, March 2014. (Anton Holoborodko/Commons)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Sheikh Faisal al-Yousef, the tribal leader of the Arab “Ghanamah” clan in the Al-Qamishli countryside confirmed to Sputnik Arabic that his tribe participated in the confrontations with the U.S. forces in northeastern Syria last week.

According to Sheikh Yousef, the Ghanamah tribesmen from Khirbat Amo, Bweir Albu ‘Aassi, and Al-Qusayr of southern Al-Qamishli were responsible for blocking the U.S. military convoy, pointing out that they were later involved in clashes with the Americans.

In his interview with Sputnik Arabic, Sheikh Yousef confirmed the death of a Khirbat Amo villager, calling this a “provocation in which there was much treachery by the occupier and its supporters on Syrian soil.”

“All the residents of the village, men, women, children and youth, participated in confronting the occupier and were able to destroy 4 armored vehicles with stones and light weapons, killing one of its soldiers and wounding another,” he stated.

“The dead and injured were transported in front of eyes through the stretchers to the armored vehicles, so that the American warplanes started launching raids on the outskirts of the village with gas and sound bombs,” Sheikh Yousef continued.

The tribal leader said the Russian forces nearby later helped them by preventing the American military from returning fire in the area.

Contrasting Sheikh Yousef’s claims, the spokesperson for the U.S. Coalition said after the confrontation that an American soldier suffered a minor, superficial wound and later returned to service.

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Karen Bartlett

Thank you, Al Masdar News!

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vangelis

thank genious superior TRUMP 4 this!!!

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I am an American, retired psychologist. As a kid I watched many years of the debacle in Vietnam with the US trying to persuade the world that we were there legitimately, whilst stealing the drugs and murdering the civilians….. The US (aka Israel’s henchmen) have a lot to answer for….. to the entire world.

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‘able to destroy 4 armored vehicles with stones and light weapons’

If this translation is correct then the spokesperson has undermined his (her) credibility. There is NO possibility those armored vehicles were ‘destroyed’ by humanly portable stones and/or small arms fire.

‘Attacked’ yes. ‘Destroyed’ no.

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With today’s use of cell phone cameras and Amateur reporting. We know that this man clearly falsely reporting on what acutely happen.