US Dispatches More Military Equipment to Energy-Rich Regions in Eastern Syria

The US Army forwarded more troops and military equipment to the oil and gas fields in Eastern Deir Ezzur on Saturday despite President Donald Trump's claims about troops pullout from Syria.

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US Dispatches More Military Equipment to Energy-Rich Regions in Eastern Syria

The US has forwarded more military troops and equipment to the two oilfields of Koniko and al-Omar in Eastern Deir Ezzur and also to al-Sowar settlement in Northern Deir Ezzur, sources from among the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) disclosed on Saturday.

The newly-sent convoy of US forces included several vehicles, a number of soldiers and several mine clearance vehicles.

Local sources reported that the US-backed Kurdish fighters plan to take control over the entire oil and gas fields with the US’ military and logistic back-up.

The Kurds are in control of al-Omar oilfield, al-Tunk and al-Jafrah energy fields and Koniko gas company in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

A senior representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said last month that the US Army started establishing another large military base in the Eastern part of Deir Ezzur province to further gain control over Syria’s energy-rich regions.

Mehdi Kobani, the SDF’s press secretary in Deir Ezzur, said that the new US military base is being built in the vicinity of al-Omar oilfield – the largest oil reservoir in Syria.

“The US is building a large military base in the oil-rich al-Omar region of Deir Ezzur province. Due to security concerns we cannot provide information about the acreage of this new installation. There is currently construction machinery working in the vicinity of the base, and security is being provided by SDF forces,” he said.

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