AL-HASAKAH, SYRIA: The US and Russia conducted on Wednesday their first joint patrols in al-Hasakah, a Syrian province under the YPG/PKK occupation, local sources said.

The US and Russian armored military vehicles met for joint patrols in Deir Gusun village, near the Turkish border, according to the sources.

Col Myles B Caggins, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition against Daesh/ISIS terror group, said it was not a joint patrol but it was probably intended to prevent overlapping of patrols.

Caggins did not deny that the countries had a joint activity.

Russia’s efforts to form military units in al-Hasakah have been foiled by the US. Russia tried to reach the Rmelan oil fields, east of Qamishli, but the US soldiers prevented them.

As a reprisal, Russia stopped the US soldiers trying to reach Qamishli. The US forces then had to return to Rmelan.