The United States-led coalition is preparing to open a base in Raqqa three years after it withdrew from the northern Syrian governorate, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on December 16.
The London-based monitoring group revealed that the coalition completed in November the construction of a helicopter landing pad and barracks within the 17th Division base, which is located in the northern outskirts of Raqqa city.
In October of 2019, the U.S.-led coalition abandoned all of its bases and positions in Raqqa and neighboring Aleppo without a notice to facilitate a Turkish ground operation that targeted its own proxy, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The SOHR said that the coalition is currently working to establish more bases in Raqqa, including one within the city center.
“The U.S. is in the process of preparing a new military base in the center of Raqqa, specifically near the new Rashid Bridge at the city’s southern entrance,” the group said.
In a sign of its redeployment in Raqqa, U.S.-led coalition forces conducted on December 13 a patrol on Tell Abyad road, some 25 kilometers to the east of Raqqa city.
The U.S. withdrawal from Raqqa three years ago didn’t only enable the Turkish military and its proxies to occupy vast parts of the governorate’s northern countryside, but also allowed the Russian military and Syrian government forces to re-enter the governorate under a deal with the SDF. Today they hold a network of positions in the northern and southern countryside.
By returning to Raqqa, the U.S. is likely trying to deter Turkey, who has been preparing to launch a new ground operation against the SDF, as well as to contain Russia’s growing influence in the governorate. Washington appears to be planning to stay in Syria for the long term, of course under the pretext of fighting ISIS remnants.
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Invasion of a sovereign state. But bullies can do it Human population must understand that Anglo-Ameriscums are the problem for world peace
I dont disagree, but what would you call Ukraine?
United Nations Charter, Chapter XVII: Transitional Security Arrangements
Nothing in the present Charter shall invalidate or preclude action, in relation to any state which during the Second World War has been an enemy of any signatory to the present Charter, taken or authorized as a result of that war by the Governments having responsibility for such action.
What i would call Ukraine is a big Nato provocation on Russia’s border and attack on Russian speakers for 8 years in Donbass,Syria is thousands of miles from America and is no threat to America.
To be honest I was supported the taking of Crimea for Equality.
But using Syria as a place to experiment with weapons kind of ruined it for me.
Who used Syria as a experiment? if you mean Russia all they have done is annihilate head hacking savages backed by the so called west.
Im just saying I supported Russia all my life until that point in time. I didnt have an ounce of hatred for commies or slavs.
Syria is part of the urheimat of many countries though.
Man are those us soldiers clueless or just don’t care of their outright violation of Syrias sovereignty by illegally being there with no request or permission and people here in the states wonder why American is hated, smh 🤦♂️
Ask yourself, traitor.
Ya okay wierdo.
Russian and American soldiers manning the same area to detter a Turkish attack. Funny isn’t it?
Anyway, Erdogan should just play the waiting game now and continue building the Turkish military for the war that is CERTAINLY coming. If the Ukraine war leads to a clash between America and Russia, Turkey shouldn’t respond to any article 5 or whatever pretext NATO might come up with to involve Turkey. Europe and America MUST face Russia alone this time.
Once the refugees are moved to safe Syrian locations, no need for any military operation yet. The mixture of U.S/SDF/SAA/Russian forces in the same place won’t last. Sooner or later, they’ll clash, especially if the Ukraine situation worsens for Russia.
Turkiye has been doing really well these past 5 years.
And what about Turkey? Will they invade? I hope not.
Your info is incorrect,besides this is yet again fake news from the desperate stinking british mi6/spics!
Ami go home!!!!
It’s interesting how their is a River similar to Ukraine down the middle of the country. Except in this case, the Americans are in the east and Russians in the west.
If I was from Syria I would have moved to the US and make evel killing whoever American around. Because no one is moving a finger for the US invasion and occupation of Syria
It’s all for Israel. Americans only worship homosexuals, transgenders and Jews. Those are their gods. Anything and everything is for them.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF SYRIA YOU ROGUE TERRORIST NAZI REGIME USA, or we will BURY YOU ALL UNTIL ALL YOU NAZI USA ARE DEAD. =Z=
Assad likes SDF, hates US.
I sincerely hope that Russia eliminates our presence in Syria soon. Stealing their oul and FOOD doesn’t make me proud of this evil nation at all.