In the midst of its “retreat,” U.S. sends more weapons to Syria

The United States and its allies are sending more weapons to the areas of northern Syria occupied by the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

According to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), this Tuesday a large convoy of trucks of the so-called coalition against the terrorist group EIIL (Daesh, in Arabic), led by the U.S., has entered the north of Syria with weapons and military equipment for the FDS.

This convoy, according to sources consulted by the OSDH, consists of 200 trucks, most loaded with weapons, although some have traveled empty, probably to transfer equipment out of the airport of Ain al-Arab (Kobani, in Kurdish).

In addition, due to the large presence of so-called anti-Daesh coalition forces at the aforementioned airfield, it is believed that empty trucks could be used in Syria’s withdrawal of coalition forces.

At the same time the consulted sources inform about the arrival of other dozens of trucks loaded with weapons to the north of Syria coming from the Kurdistan of Iraq, where the USA is still deployed.

They also report that 100 U.S. uniforms have entered Syrian territory and are on their way to the eastern parts of the country, in Deir Ezzor province, where the extremist Daesh group is still active.

This comes at a time when everyone is waiting for Washington’s military withdrawal from Syria, as U.S. President Donald Trump announced in December 2018.

The United States has more than 2,000 soldiers deployed in Syria, mostly in the north of the country, where it has established some 20 military centres, between bases and installations, without the authorisation of the Syrian government. Another part of its troops is located in the Al-Tanf base, a region located in the extreme south-east of the Syrian province of Homs, along Syria’s borders with Jordan and Iraq.

Damascus, supported by allies such as Russia and Iran in their fight against terrorism, has denounced on countless occasions the illegal military presence of the United States on Syrian soil, and accuses Washington of slowing down the anti-terrorist advance of Syrian forces.

 

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