US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN
On March 24, a convoy loaded with supplied for the US-led coalition entered northeastern Syria coming from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
“This afternoon, American occupation forces brought a convoy of 80 vehicles, including trucks, carriers, refrigerators and tankers, through the illegal al-Walid crossing.” The state-run agency quoted local sources as saying. “The convoy was accompanied by a number of vehicles carrying gunmen of the SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] militia.”
Mohammad Hassan a local journalist in northeastern Syria revealed that the convoy was carrying a number of Humvee armored vehicles.
Within the #US support for #SDF
A new convoy of the International Coalition, about 30 trucks carrying Hummer armored vehicles, closed trucks and logistical materials, crosses #Qamishli, coming from #Kurdistan region, to #Hasakah and #Deir_Ezzor regions. pic.twitter.com/ih0Fl2MV0S
— MOHAMMED HASSAN (@MHJournalist) March 24, 2021
The US-led coalition have been reinforcing its troops in northeastern Syria for a a few months now. Earlier this month, the coalition deployed missile launchers, supposedly short-range air-defense systems, in one of its main bases in al-Hasakah.
The coalition also built a new airfield in the al-Omar oil fields. Now, a large base is being established on Syria’s border with Iraq and Turkey.
In a recent statement, the US-led coalition denied deploying more troops or building new bases in northeastern Syria. However, the recent developments suggest that this statement is misleading.
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