Large numbers of US military reinforcements have entered northeast Syria from northwest Iraq.
On January 7, the Saudi News Agency (SANA) quoted sources saying that US military reinforcements had entered northeast Syria from northwestern Iraq. Specifically, US troops invaded Syria from Al-Walid Intersection, which borders between Al-Hasakah Province (Syria) and Nineveh (Iraq).
US Army reinforcements are believed to have gone south to the province of Deir Ezzor. From here, the army continues to move to the main base, near the al-Omar oil field.
Previously, Sputnik (Arabic) quoted the source as saying that in the past week, a convoy of American vehicles with about 100 trucks carrying many military equipment moved to the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). .
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Looking at this move, observers predict that the US is likely to be prepared for all possible situations in the context of escalating tensions in the Middle East, after the death of General Qasem Soleimani. – Commander of the Quds Forces of the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
In recent days, the US has increased its forces in both Syria and Iraq, where many of its military bases are concentrated. This is probably also the reason why the United States has always been so calm against threats of revenge from Tehran,
The US is the party that triggers tensions with Iran. Certainly, Washington considered the next steps after President Donald Trump ordered the killing of General Soleimani.
General Soleimani’s death is unlikely to lead to a direct confrontation between the US and Iran. Tehran is not ready for this, while the US does not want to lose a “stingy” in the Middle East.
Without Iran, the United States will no longer have arms contracts worth billions of dollars. Nor can Washington maintain its presence in the Middle East on a continuous and regular basis.
Analysts said that the statements and actions of the US and Iran at the present time are only “save face” and restrain the actions of the opponent.
In a related development, the Iranian National Assembly on January 7 passed an emergency bill, considering the US military as a “terrorist organization” in response to the US killing General Soleimani.
The bill says the US military command apparatus at the Pentagon, in Washington and those who represent “terrorists” will be subject to Iran sanctions. And that, “all Pentagon personnel, organizations, agents, and US military commanders” are members of a terrorist organization.
The bill was revised and extended from the previous law document, which listed the Central Command of the US as a terrorist organization. The document was quickly adopted by a special process, after officials threatened to respond to the killing of General Soleimani.
Earlier, the Iranian parliament committee called the US air strike and killing General Soleimani a state-sponsored terrorist act. Mr. Soleimani is considered one of the prominent political figures in Iran and was the one who helped Iraq defeat IS.
On the same day, the leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatened to set fire to places supported by the United States.