On November 28, a large convoy moving supplies for the US-led coalition entered northeastern Syria from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“A convoy of 100 tankers loaded with containers, refrigerated trucks and tankers entered from Iraqi territory through the illegal al-Waleed crossing in two batches, first 60 vehicles, and two hours later, 40 vehicles, accompanied by military armored vehicles,” an informed source told the stat-run news agency.
According to the SANA, the convoy headed to the town of Rmelan in the northeastern countryside of al-Hasakah. The US-led coalition has several bases in the area which is tightly controlled by its main proxy in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces.
A video released by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that some of the convoy’s trucks were carrying large premade cement barriers.
The US-led coalition apparently wants to reinforce its bases in the northeastern al-Hasakah countryside. On November 23, a rocket attack targeted its main airfield in the area without causing any losses.
The US maintains hundreds of troops in northeastern Syria, allegedly to counter ISIS. American troops are situated at the region’s key oil and gas fields.