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SEPTEMBER 2020

U.S. Forces Establish Two New Bases In Syria’s Al-Hasakah – Report

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U.S. Forces Establish Two New Bases In Syria’s Al-Hasakah – Report

A convoy of US forces armored vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. forces have established two new bases near the border city of Qamishli in the northern part of Syria’s al-Hasakah, the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported on November 13.

According to the Syrian Kurdish news agency, the new bases were established in the towns of al-Qahtaniyah, east of Qamishli, and Heemo, that’s already hosting a U.S. military post.

The new bases were established by newly-deployed forces, which entered Syria’s northeastern region coming from Iraq in the early morning.

“A U.S. convoy of approximately 20 trucks loaded with military equipment and several armored vehicles entered the northern and eastern areas of Syria through the Al Walid crossing in the district of Tell Kugar,” ANHA’s reporter reads.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that U.S. forces are planning to establish new posts near Qamishli.

This deployment of U.S. forces is likely a part of Washington’s plan to tighten its control of oil fields in northeast Syria. Some of these fields are located near al-Qahtaniyah and Heemo.

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