The Russian military was heading towards the oil field, the media reported. Similar incidents have already occurred.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a convoy of about 40 Russian troops bound for the town of Tal Tamr was stopped by a U.S. patrol.
This has caused a state of tension between the two sides. As a result, the Russians retreated and headed towards the city of Ain Issa,” the organization said in a statement on January 17.
According to the Turkish news agency Anadolu, the U.S. military thwarted an attempt by the Russian military to proceed to the Jul Agi oil field in the Rumeilan area in the northeastern province of Hasek.
On January 14, the Syrian Observatory also reported that a U.S. patrol stopped a Russian convoy on the road between the cities of Al-Hasakah and Al-Kamishli.
After the Turkish operation, the U.S. Peace Source left a number of military bases in Syria and relocated the military to oil fields.
To date, U.S. troops are stationed at 11 military bases and locations in Syria in hassle, Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor provinces