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US military dispatches over 70 trucks to Syria

 International Desk

 Published: 11:05 PM, 18 January 2020  

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A new US convoy containing tens of vehicles loading military and logistic equipment entered the Syrian territory to reinforce the US occupation points in oil fields areas in Hasaka and Deir Ezzor countryside.

Local sources in Qamishli city said that on Thursday a US convoy containing 75 trucks loading armored vehicles, munitions, and logistics reinforcements were entered illegitimately through the river crossing of Simalka that links northern Iraq with Syria heading towards the oil fields in Hasaka and DeirEzzor in support of US occupation forces’ points and QSD groups there.

In late October last year, Washington reversed an earlier decision to pull out all of its troops from northeastern Syria, announcing the deployment of about 500 soldiers to the oil fields controlled by Kurdish forces in the Arab country.

The US claimed that the move was aimed at protecting the fields and facilities from possible attacks by the DaeshTakfiri terrorist group. That claim came although US President Donald Trump had earlier suggested that Washington sought economic interests in controlling the oilfields.