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U.S. Forces To Establish Military Post Near Syria’s Qamishli: Monitoring Group

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U.S. Forces To Establish Military Post Near Syria’s Qamishli: Monitoring Group

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

The U.S.-led coalition is working to establish a new military post in near the border city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on November 2.

“According to the Syrian Observatory’s information, the post will be established today, Saturday. A U.S. force will move from al-Hasakah to Qamishli to establish a permanent post there,” the UK-based monitoring group’s report reads.

In the afternoon, a U.S. unit arrived in the town of Heemo, 4km to the west of Qamishli, where it conducted a patrol. The town already hosts a military post of the U.S.-led coaltion.

U.S. forces withdrew last month from several bases in northern al-Hasakah as a part of the withdrawal order, that facilitated a Turkish-led attack on northeast Syria. Now, Washington is working to solidify its military presence in the region.

Sources in Deir Ezzor reported that the U.S. may be preparing to establish a large base in a former Syrian air-defense site in the governorate. U.S. is openly working to take control of all oil fields in northeast Syria.

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