The US forces have started to expand a military airfield near the Syrian city of Kobani in order to provide more support to the Raqqa operation.
The US has started to expand a military airfield, located near the Syrian city of Kobani, in order to increase its support to the operation on Raqqa liberation, the Anadolu news agency reported, citing General Carlton Everhart II, one of the commanders of the Air Mobility Command (AMC).
According to the news agency, the General reported the US Congress on the operation of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), as well as noted that they were extending the airfield in northern Syria. The statement was made during a meeting at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Everhart pointed out that this move would play an important role in the process of transporting of materials, equipment and personnel.
Meanwhile, spokesman for the US Central Command (CENTCOM), Colonel John Thomas, noted that the expanded airfield, located near Kobani, 90 kilometers to the north of Raqqa, “will help the coalition supply partner forces in operations against the enemy in Raqqa,” as well as can be used in order to “handle coalition cargo aircraft that can help with logistics in the anti-ISIS campaign.” The statement was made in a letter, sent to one of the Reddit users, who asked the CENTCOM media office to clarify the information about the military airfield near Kobani, posted by Anadolu.
The news agency noted that before building the airport near Kobani, the US forces used the Incirlik airbase in Adana, as well as the 8th Main Jet Base in Diyarbakir in Turkey.