Sep 21, 2020 17:02 UTC
  •  60 US trucks loaded with military equipment illegally enter Syria’s Hasakah

A US convoy of 60 trucks, loaded with military and logistic reinforcement, has arrived in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah without obtaining permission from Syrian authorities.

Local sources told Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the convoy entered Hasakah on Sunday evening, in an apparent push to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The convoy, coming from Iraq, was heading toward bases illegally run by the US military in the oil-rich province.

Since late October 2019, the United States has been redeploying troops to the oilfields controlled by Kurdish forces in eastern Syria.

The Pentagon alleges that the move aims to “protect” the fields and facilities from possible attacks by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists, but the US President Donald Trump has said Washington sought economic interests in controlling the oilfields. 

A US-led military coalition has been bombarding what it claimed was positions of Daesh inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government.

The strikes have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties and failed to fulfill their declared aim of countering terrorism. 

The presence of US forces in eastern Syria has particularly irked civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys entering the region. 

Syria on numerous times has notified international bodies about the plunder of its oil by the US terrorist forces.

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