SYRIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Dozens of US soldiers, along with military equipment, have returned to Syria’s north-east from Iraq, according to Syrian television.
A US military convoy left Iraq to return to the Syrian governorate of Hassaké in the north-east of the country, Syrian television reported on Saturday (October 26th).
“It’s made up of dozens of soldiers and military equipment. The convoy is escorted by US helicopters,” said Syria TV.
According to the channel, the military used “Al Waleed’s illegal crossing point”. Located on the Iraqi-Syrian border, he is known in Syria as Al Tanf.
The oil of eastern Syria
The United States announced Thursday (October 24th) the sending of military reinforcements on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, where the main deposits are located. A presence intended, according to the Pentagon, to “prohibit access to oil revenues to ISIS”.
For his part, the spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, accused the United States of organizing the smuggling of Syrian oil under the protection of their military.
The United States currently has 5,200 troops in Iraq, deployed as part of Washington’s international anti-jihadist coalition.
After the start of the Turkish offensive in northern Syria, the Pentagon announced that US forces withdrawing from Syria would be “temporarily” positioned in Iraq before returning to the United States.
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