More than 80 trucks escorted by U.S. forces arrived on October 31 in a coalition base in eastern Aleppo, according to the North Press Agency (NPA).
The agency released a video showing the trucks moving towards the Sarrin base. While most of the trucks appeared to be empty, a few of them were loaded with U.S. military engineering vehicles.
The drivers told the NPA that heavy clashes between Turkish-backed militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeast Syria have delayed their arrivals. One of the drivers revealed that they will move military hardware from Sarrin.
The Sarrin base, which hosted dozens of U.S. service members, is one of the biggest coalition bases in eastern Aleppo. The base’s long airstrip is used to supply coalition forces deployed in Aleppo and Raqqa.
The coalition, which is preparing to deploy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) in Deir Ezzor, may be planning to do so through Sarrin’s airstrip. The trucks could transport the IFVs from the airstrip to their final destination, few hundred kilometers to the east.