Attempts underway to increase presence of US-sponsored Takfiri terrorists in Syria: Report
Attempts are reportedly underway in order to expand the presence of Washington-allied Takfiri terrorists, who are currently stationed in southeastern Syria, and deploy them in areas where American occupation forces are located in northeastern Syria.
According to a report published by Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, the camps of the US-backed so-called Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists in the strategic al-Tanf region, near the borders of Iraq and Jordan, have witnessed heightened activities over the past days, and the extremists are participating in live-fire exercises in an area around the Tanf base, which is known as the 55 km area, under the supervision of the US-led military coalition purportedly formed to fight the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
The report added that the activities are ongoing amid reports that the US military is trying to increase the presence of Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists and other allied Takfiris, and dispatch them to areas in the northern and eastern parts of Syria which are under the control of the militants from the Kurdish-led and so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Al-Mayadeen went on to note that the chief commander of Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists visited Saudi Arabia about two weeks ago, and met with a number of officials there.
Groups of the militants have lately arrived in Syria’s northeastern Province of Hasakah, and been deployed in the al-Zohour neighborhood of Hasakah city as well as a village in the southern flank of the province.
Al-Mayadeen added that the US-led coalition is seeking to expand the presence of Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists in the areas controlled by the SDF in an attempt to ensure that Syrian government forces would not wrest control over oil fields in Syria’s eastern Province of Dayr al-Zawr if SDF forces had to withdraw in the face of any new Turkish offensive.
The report comes less than a week after Russia warned American occupation forces that it was going to conduct airstrikes against Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists in al-Tanf region after a roadside bomb targeted Russian military forces.