US Setting up More Military Bases in Hasaka in Northeastern Syria
The US Forces have started setting up two more military bases in Qamishli region in Hasaka province amid tensions between civilians and the Kurds, an Arab media outlet reported on Wednesday.
The Arabic-language al-Manar news website reported that the US-led coalition has resumed building two more military bases in the village of Jam’aya East of the town of Qamishli as well as areas West of the town.
It further said that the US military has set up a base at the Eastern entrance of the town Qamishli and also established a permanent base in the small town of Himo at the Western entrance of the town.
The website reminded that a sum of 13 Syrian soldiers were killed in an ambush operation by the Kurdish militias in Qamishli recently.
On Tuesday, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted former media advisor of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin Rizan Haddou as saying that the US troops were behind the Kurdish security forces’ ambush on the Syrian army forces in Qamishli which killed 13.
He added that the incident was a plotted ambush operation, saying that the presence of the US forces in Qamishli and Hasaka does not benefit the Kurds.
Haddou described the US deployment in Syria as illegal, and said when the Americans were not stationed in the region, the Syrian army forces and Kurdish fighters were present in Afrin and Northern and Eastern Aleppo with no clashes.
The Kurdish militants attacked the vehicles of the Syrian army troops in Qamishli on Saturday, killing 13 forces.
The US has been rapidly sending weapons and military equipment to the Kurds in the past few weeks.
Over 150 trucks carrying weapons and military equipment were dispatched by the US army to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasaka province earlier this month.
Field sources in Northeastern Syria reported that a US military convoy of more than 150 trucks was sent to the SDF and its local military councils in Eastern Syria.
They added that the convoys which consisted of tens of heavy and armored military vehicles, weapons and military and logistic equipment arrived in the town of Qamishli in Hasaka province.