The state TV channel of Syria TV reported that the US Army has just decided to send more than 200 soldiers with weapons and technical equipment from Iraq to Al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria.
These troops will be sent to protect some key targets in Al-Hasakah and the Al-Omar oil fields, the Koniko gas field in Deir Ez-Zor province.
This is the second time since the beginning of 2020, the US has decided to increase its forces in Syria. In early January 2021, the US Force sent more than 40 trucks carrying military equipment from Iraq to northeastern Syria.
|The Russian military convoy arrived in northeastern Syria on January 20.|
According to SANA, a convoy of 45 trucks carrying military equipment, 7 armored vehicles and 1 fuel tank truck on Tuesday from Iraq entered the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah through the al-Waleed border gate. Illegal activities for a long time.
The Syrian news agency said that along with these large movements, the force moving on US military vehicles was also regularly strengthened to Syria by this route.
Most of the US troops are stationed illegally in the provinces of Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor. They concentrated forces around large oil and gas fields.
The Syrian government has repeatedly stated that the presence of US military forces in the country violates national sovereignty and all international regulations.
The US administration under President Donald Trump once promised to reduce and progress to withdraw all troops from here. This plan has been implemented by the US since 2018 when a large number of troops and weapons were withdrawn.
However, with the consecutive increases in troops into Syria over the past few days, the Russian military believes that the Americans are trying to reverse their policy in Syria and regroup in northeastern Damascus.
During his campaign, the new US President Biden criticized Mr Trump’s policy of withdrawing troops from Syria. Mr. Biden called Mr. Trump “the most reckless and poorest commander-in-chief we have ever had”.
President Biden said Trump’s refusal to support Syrian anti-government forces led to a humanitarian crisis in the country and gave the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) a new opportunity.
“With the change of the US administration, the US military in Syria could be enlarged and given new tasks such as deterring Russia and protecting its Kurdish allies. that, “said Alexander Aksenenok – vice chairman of the Russian International Affairs Council.
In response to the scenario of US policy change in Syria, Russia has made its preparations. As of 11/1, the large amphibious ship Saratov and two Russian warships passed through the Bosphorus towards the Tartus naval base.
The Saratov sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, home to more than 10 Russian ships and support ships. Not long ago, the large Russian amphibious ship Novocherkassk also passed through the Turkish Strait.
The Novocherkassk ship, along with other ships of the Black Sea Fleet, provided weapons and supplies to the Russian army and the Syrian government army.
Most recently, on January 20, the Russian Military Police deployed a large number of reinforcements in the northeastern region of Syria, an area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights shared a video showing a large convoy of the Russian Military Police traveling from the town of Ain Issa in the north of Raqqa to the town of Tell Tamer in the north of Al-Hasakah.
“The objective of the Russian raid to northeastern Syria is to reduce the escalation of conflicts, to monitor and respond promptly to unexpected developments in northeastern Syria,” said Major General Dmitri Suntsov, head of one of the Russian-Syrian joint observation posts stated.
Clip of Russian forces reinforcing to northeast Syria on January 20