On February 7, U.S. forces established a new military post in al-Hasakah’s city center in the northeastern region of Syria.
According to local sources, the post was established inside the “self-defense headquarters” in the district of Geweran in the southern part of the city.
The North Press Agency (NPA) released a video showing U.S. forces building fortifications and installing equipment in the new post. The U.S. flag was also raised over the post.
Last year, the U.S. withdrew a large chunk of is forces from northeast Syria, mainly from northern Aleppo and northern Raqqa. The move facilitated a Turkish-led attack against the U.S. main ally in the region, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Around 500 U.S. troops were kept in northeast Syria, allegedly to counter ISIS and “guard” large oil fields in the region. The new post in al-Hasakah city is likely meant to serve these goals.