The US Army has dispatched a long convoy of military vehicles to its base in one of the largest energy-rich region in Eastern Deir Ezzur, a militant-affiliated news website reported on Wednesday.
Smart news reported that the US army dispatched a convoy of vehicles, carrying arms and ammunition and military hardware to Eastern Deir Ezzur.
It went on to say that the convoy included 300 trucks and 30 armored military vehicles, adding that the convoy was sent to a US-run base near al-Tanak oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur, which is one of the largest energy fields in Syria.
A Syrian state paper reported on Monday that the Russian Army deployed more troops in Southeastern Deir Ezzur near regions that are controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) amid intensifying tensions between Moscow and Washington.
Syria’s state-run al-Watan daily reported that the Russian military stationed more troops in the town of al-Mayadeen and in the small town of Mahkan in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
In the meantime, militant-affiliated sources said that a large volume of Russian army equipment has been sent to al-Mayadeen and Mahkan and Russian soldiers have deployed in different positions near SDF’s strongholds.
Also, al-Watan said that deployment of more Russian troops in Deir Ezzur came after tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Deir Ezzur region went high.
Russia has on many occasions criticized occupation of oil and gas fields in Deir Ezzur by the US and its militant allies and called several times for expulsion of the occupiers from the Eastern Banks of the Euphrates River, it added.