US military helicopters have transported logistics and weapons from Iraq to northeastern Syria, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on April 10.
“Helicopters of the American occupation forces coming from Iraq transported containers containing logistical materials, weapons, ammunition and medical materials to their base in al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah,” a local source told the state-run news agency.
According to the source, the containers were later moved on a number of trucks to “special depots” in the base amid tight security.
Despite official denial, the US has been boosting its military presence in northeastern Syria since the start of this year without providing any explanation.
An airfield was built in the area of al-Omar oil fields in southeastern Deir Ezzor. A large base is also being built in northeastern al-Hasakah, near the border with Iraq and Turkey. Moreover, recent reports revealed that the US had deployed missile launchers, very possibly air-defense systems, in the region.
The number of US forces in Syria is allegedly 900. However, the real number may be much higher. Officials in Washington have lied about the real number of troops in Syria in the past.
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