Feb 20, 2020 17:29 UTC
  • Two batches of US troops arrive at Remailan air base in northeastern Syria: Report

Two batches of American troops belonging to the US-led military coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have reportedly arrived at an air base in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing local sources requesting anonymity, reported on Thursday that the soldiers arrived at Remailan base on board two military helicopters.

The sources, however, did not provide any information about the exact number of the troops.

The development came only a day after Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that a US military convoy had passed into Syria’s Hasakah province amid army advances in battles against foreign-sponsored militants.

The report added that the convoy consisted of 11 trucks carrying logistic equipment and armored vehicles, and entered Syria via al-Waleed border crossing, known in Syria as al-Tanf border crossing, between Syria and Iraq.

SANA noted that the convoy was deployed to a base that American forces have set up in Kharab al-Geir region of Syria’s northeastern town of al-Malikiyah.

On Tuesday, leaders and members of Arab tribes in Hasakah province called for the expulsion of American troops from the country, reiterating their support for the Syrian army and its campaign against Takfiri terror groups.

The Arab tribal elders and leaders held a gathering in the village of Khirbat Amo in the Qamishli countryside, during which they announced their solidarity with the residents of Khirbat Amo.

Sheikh Abdul Razzaq Al-Ta’i, leader of the Ta’i tribe, described the resistance that Khirbat Amo residents have put up against US forces as “heroic and honorable.”