The US is reportedly building a new military facility in Syria. According to reports, the US-led coalition facility under construction is located near the al-Omar oil fields in the province of Deir Ezzor.
Syrian pro-government activists see the US military activity in the area as an attempt to consolidate cntrol over the largest Syrian oil fields.
The video below allegedly shows two US-led coalition Blackhawk helicopters consolidating the US presence in an oil-rich area:
Considering the US attempt to keep its military presence in Syria as long as possible, Washington may see the Syrian oil and gas resources as a useful tool to gain an additional financial revenue from its occupation of eastern Syria.