Monday, January 14, 2019

US heavily reinforces bases along Turkish border

from AMN

The US Army is reinforcing its military bases in northeastern Aleppo and northern Raqqa despite US President Donald Trump’s controversial call for his nation’s armed forces to pull out from Syria.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that a US military convoy comprising 150 military and armored vehicles as well as logistic equipment of the US-led coalition forces moved towards al-Jalbieh Base in northern Raqqa and another base in Ain al-Arab (Kobani) in northeastern Aleppo.

The SOHR dismissed media reports that the US Army withdrew from part of its troops from Syria on Friday and said the US military bases in eastern Syria and along the Iraq-Syria borders are only witnessing the replacement of troops.

The news comes as the US-led anti-ISIL coalition forces Spokesman Sean Ryan said on Friday that the US Army has started the withdraw from Syria...

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  1. "London-based" SOHR haha aka that one biased Syrian expat hiding out in rural England, but I guess it's worth nothing at least what he's reporting. Could be true, but I'd prefer confirmation from other sources.

  2. Confirmation below:

    Mike Pompeo on Saturday described the American exit as a "tactical change" in military strategy

    U.S. defense official says no U.S. troops have withdrawn from Syria but equipment is being pulled out.

    "The withdrawal plan, whose details are classified, includes bringing hundreds of additional troops into Syria temporarily to facilitate the pullout.

    ""The USS Kearsarge amphibious assault ship is now in the region and could provide troops and equipment to support the withdrawal."

    Extra troops and extra equipment in, while not one troop has left?

    That's not a withdrawal by any stretch of the imagination.