Italy has sent troops to the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 12 citing local sources.
According to the report, Italian troops were deployed in the SDF-held area near the Syrian-Iraqi border about a week ago. The troops entered Syria from Iraq. Initially, they moved to the city of Hasakah and then were re-deployed to the province of Deir Ezzor.
Now, they are deployed in the US military base in the area of the al-Omar oil field alongside with US and French troops who also operate in the area.
The number of the Italian troops is unknown. Anadolu Agency added that Italian troops have not participated in combat operations so far.