4 US soldiers killed in Syria

A U.S. military vehicle runs past the Tal Tamr area in the countryside of Hasakah province, northeastern Syria.

Damascus, (Asian independent)¬†Four US soldiers were killed by an explosive device in Syria’s Hasakah province, according to a state media report.

On Sunday, explosive device tore through a US military vehicle in the village of Markadeh on the Hasakah-Deir al-Zour road, Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying.

It added that a translator was among the slain soldiers.

Following the explosion, the US forces cordoned off the area.

The slain soldiers were taken to a US base in the Shaddadi area in the Hasakah countryside, the state media report said.

It said the US forces and their allies of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) control the majority of oil fields in northeastern Syria.

The report added that thousands of truckloads of military gears reached US bases in Hasakah.