According to media, the US Army has started to build a new military base in western Hasakah.
The US Army carries on to come into Syria, setting up one more military base in the country. Media reported, US military have started to rapidly equip a military base in Jabal Abdul Aziz, located in a region of western Hasakah, controlled by the Kurdish-led Democratic Union Party (PYD), an ally of the US in northern Syria.
According to the Sham Time information website, US soldiers have cut hundreds trees in Maqloujeh village, located near Jabal Abdul Aziz, 30 km to the west of Hasakah, in order to use them for building of a landing platform for helicopters and facilities of the US-led coalition.
“The US forces started to equip the base after cutting the trees,” the website quoted its unnamed source. “A group of US soldiers went to the village by military vehicles every day. But they started to equip the base under tight security measures of the Kurdish forces in Maqloujeh in recent days. The US forces have separated the base from the village with trenches and an earthen berm. They have turned the base and its surrounding areas up to the Sakriyeh ancient citadel into a military zone.”
In August, Kurdish sources told the Fars news agency that a new military base was set up by the US forces in Housh al-Kahroba, one of the buildings of Syria’s power department in Mabrouka town, located in Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria, under the pretext of demining of the region.
“The US deployed tens of its marines in Mabrouka town in the western parts of Hasakah province under the pretext of demining Ras al-Ain city, which is currently under control of Kurdish forces,” the sources told Fars at that time.
In December, the Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper reported that the Abu Hajar abandoned airport, which before was used for delivery of agricultural products to an area, currently controlled by the PYD, in Tal al-Hajar region in the eastern countryside of Hasakah, was being reconstructed and equipped by US military experts in order to turn it into a military base. According to the newspaper, US specialists were preparing runways with 2,500m length and 250m width, which were supposed to be used by fighter jets of the coalition.
Al-Akhbar also noted that the new airbase was located to the southeast of Rimelan town, which is one of the main strongholds and “largest arms and ammunition depots” of the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The US did not even ask for a permission of the Syrian government for reconstructing the abandoned airport.