The US has deployed 600 troops in its military faciility in the Syrian border area of At Tanf in Syria, according to the Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit. The newspaper says that US special forces soldiers arrived the area in early 2016.
On March 1, Alexander Venediktov, an official from Russia’s Security Council, said that the US had established about 20 military bases in northern Syria, in the area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
“The situation when the United States is virtually occupying a 55-kilometer [34-mile] zone around At-Tanf on the Syrian-Jordanian border without the consent of the Syrian Government, is bewildering. This zone includes the infamous Rukban refugee camp, where militants from illegal armed groups are freely moving near the US Armed Forces,” he said.