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JUNE 2020

US-led Coalition May Deploy Forces At Tabqah Airbase – Report


US-led Coalition May Deploy Forces At Tabqah Airbase – Report

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A delegation of the US-led coalition, accompanied by commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), inspected the Tabqa airbase on June 15 as a part of ongoing preparations to deploy troops there, Step News has revealed.

“The delegation made an inspection tour with the aim of establishing a helicopter base for the [US-led] international coalition,” a reporter for the pro-opposition outlet said.

According to the reporter, the coalition wants to move its troops and helicopters from a base located in the al-Karin reserve to the Tabqah airport due to its larger space and better protection.

The SDF liberated the Tabqah airbase from ISIS on March 26, 2017 following weeks of clashes. The terrorist group captured the airbase in 2014 after massacring hundreds of Syrian soldiers.

Last April, opposition activists released a video showing SDF units removing the wreckage of several warplanes from the Tabqah airport. This measure was apparently taken to prepare the airbase for a possible deployment of US-led coalition forces.

The US-led coalition efforts to expand its presence in northeastern Syria are an example of how U.S. President Donald Trump made a U-turn in his Syria police, after ordering a full withdrawal from the war-torn country last year.

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  • dutchnational

    Tabqa is ideally situated to replace part of incirlik function. Close to Raqqah and DeZ, to provide air support. Way out of reach of turkish artillery fire, in case of a turkish invasion. I even wonder if the mig21 hulls are repairable by replacing engines and simple weapon systems. It would give SDF a low tech airforce.

    • Harry Smith

      Ha! Nice! The Kurdish Air Force is the first step for disintegration of Turkey as a state. Erdogan is gonna shit bricks. :)

      • dutchnational

        KRG has a small mini airforce. They have some military helicopters.

        • Sinbad2

          Kites and frisbees.

          • dutchnational

            And at least one attack helicopter.

  • Rob

    Russia has own limitations, I cannot explain that here. In this war Iran, Hezbollah and Palestinian forces are playing very important role. Just Russia should train these potential forces for survival, health and safety and for effective invasions.

    America have trained Afghani Taliban against USSR (Russia). Therefore, after defeating USSR then they have defeated US, NATO and Israeli forces in Afghanistan.

    Russia repeat the same mistake in Syria as USSR have done before in Afghanistan. Don’t send any untrained soldier to the front. Please Study maps and make plans.

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  • jm74

    US may as well make yourself at home since no one is going to stop you.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Russia is working with its Americunt and Zionist partners in destroying Syria, but will eventually pay the price when its “partners” destroy Russia itself. Syria for better of worse is finished as a functioning state as the Yinon plan envisaged, Iran is next and then it back to the slave era for Arabs and Persians and Muslims in general. They proved too weak and stupid to govern themselves. In about 10 years Russia will be finished and then it is China’s turn. The destruction and occupation of 7 Muslim nations took less than 20 years.

      • Joaquin

        They proved too weak and stupid and yet they were the only to put up a fight against International zionism in the 21st century.. So I think that makes us (as the rest of the world) more weak and more stupid, right?

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Indeed, most sheeple today are brainwashed idiots who are victims of group think and any rational thinking is considered dangerous. Russia has no clear exit strategy in Syria and the Americunt agenda is to bleed Russia and weaken it even more.

      • RichardD

        That’s complete nonsense and you know it. Why do post such rubbish? Russia has taken Syria from controlling 10% of it’s land and none of it’s airspace to controlling 60%, soon to be 70% of it’s land and 70% of it’s airspace.

        Every time that I ask a Russia bashing idiot like you to show us your plastic army men sand box commander Rambo plan of how you’d win the war. And what the additional costs in lives, money and property damage would be. None of you morons have one.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Only Iran and Hizbollah will rescue Syria with Tiger forces.

    • Sinbad2

      Well somebody will have to rescue Syria, because Syrians won’t.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Americunts are building billions of dollars worth of military infrastructure in Syria and have no intention of leaving. Russian weakness or collusion has ruined Syria and like I have said before, Iran will be hit next, unless Russia really supports Syria and Iran.

    • John Hanson

      The RF couldn’t even manage to contain the West in the Ukraine or Serbia, how is it do you think they could stop the Americans in Syria?

      • Harry Smith

        At my point, this step is very positive for Russia and Syria. Because now Erdogan has to do something with the growing power of SDF. It’s time to redirect his forces from SAA to Kurds.

        • dutchnational

          Nicely worded. However, it is unlikely to happen as Idlib operations are sucking up more and more manpower and materiel. When all non HTS forces are withdrawn, then HTS would collapse under the weight of SAA attacks.

          • Harry Smith

            That’s the point! At the moment Erdogan has to redirect his forces to the SDF.

          • dutchnational

            He will not as he knows SDF will not start any large scale attack on TSK or its mercenaries.

          • Harry Smith

            He has. Otherwise he will get a Kurdistan with the oil fields and Air Force, right on the border with the Turkish territories, highly populated by Turkish Kurds.

        • FlorianGeyer

          That’s a good point.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Russia itself is a target and too weak to do anything. In reality the Russian intervention in Syria has made matters worse as the Americunts and NATO are humiliating it and Turkey is annexing Syria. It would have been better if the headchoppers would have taken over as they would have eventually turned on Zionists. Iran is having huge internal problems with sanctions and average population turning against the mullah regime and the money being wasted in Syria, while Iranians starve. Russia has hardly proven to be a “ally” of Iran as the Zionists daily hit both Syrian and Iranian targets. This whole Syrian mess is a now a total cluster fuck, thanks to Putin’s bizarre Zionist oriented outlook. It will not end well.

  • Alejandro Bonifacio

    gringos go home now!

  • Mustafa Mehmet

    WHERE IS ASSDs saa and tiger ..hesbo?iran? now

    • AJ

      Dealing with those Turkish supported rats in Idlib!

      • Mustafa Mehmet

        Hurry up you got to deal with Israel. Jew change name of golan height to TRUMP HEIGHT. bastards

    • You can call me Al

      Just behind you, you rat. Cheerio.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Assad is no longer seen in public and there is complete disarray in Russian and Iranian positions. Turkey has really upped the ante in Syria and hosted the Saudi arseholes, UAE pimps and Zionist parasites along with Americunt and British bastards over the weekend in Eastern Euphrates to escalate the terror campaign. Now as they say, the ball is in Russia and Iranian court, either to increase airpower and manpower in Syria or face a creeping headchopper take over of Syria. It is now a test of NATO willpower against Iranians and Russians. The next 12 months are crucial and the jury is still out. Erdogan has played Putin for a chump.

  • John

    Interesting but, in the long run just another move that would mean nothing.

  • Stinky Man

    Trump is an idiot for keeping American kids in Syria risking death for ????? will the parents of these kids be proud that their children died for the state of Israel? . Russia has done a GREAT job killing the US and Israeli allied terrorists.

    • Harry Smith

      The parents of these kids will get the insurance payments in case of the death. But death in Middle East desert is way better then death of drugs. Anyway those lads have no future without army.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Americunt and NATO occupation footprint in Syria is now bigger than Iraq, with 10,000 Turkeys, 4,000 Americuts, 1,000 French and British poodles and another 500 from assorted NATO puppet states. Americunts physically control over 30% of Syrian land from al-Tanf to eastern Euphrates. The Turkeys have also annexed another 10% of the best agricultural lands and orchards of Syria. They have no intention of leaving and Syria for all practical purposes is finished as a viable state. Why do you think Assad has disappeared from public view?

    • Sinbad2

      All wars are about money, Trump is about money.
      American lives are worth nothing, the oil is worth everything.
      Welcome to the machine.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    These forces are like cancer and leaches. Once they swindle their way in, you can almost never get rd of them. Look at the Germans and Japanese and Hawaiians, they still cannot get rid of the occupiers.
    Germans need to study the North Vietnamese tactics for uprooting occupying forces.
    Only through that form of resistance can the indigenous be liberated and the invading UK and US be thrown into the oceans.

  • Dušan Mirić

    Well, I think SAA have to storm the area, take US personnel as hostages and ask for war reparations, well, lets say, a billion a head… not enough.