In light of Iran’s hectic movements a few kilometres away | US forces bring in logistical and military reinforcement to their base in Al-Omar oil field
SOHR sources have reported the arrival of logistical and military reinforcement affiliated to US forces operating within the International Coalitions with the aim to accomplish the construction of the new military base in the surrounding areas of Al-Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor countryside.
In February, SOHR sources reported that International Coalition Forces intended to establish an airfield in that base. Meanwhile, these forces carried out drills and maneuvers in surrounding areas.
It is worth noting that the base of Al-Omar oil field is the largest US military bases in north-east Syria. Besides, it is the starting point of security campaigns and airdrops against ISIS cells, and it contains heavy weapons and a helicopter pad.
The US and Coalition forces’ recent movements on the bank of the Euphrates river coincide with the arrival of military reinforcement of the Iranian-backed militias which have been stationed on the opposite bank. SOHR sources had monitored Iranian-backed militias bringing in surface-to-surface missiles shipments in trucks used for transporting vegetables and fruit from Iraq to their positions on the Euphrates river bank in Al-Mayadeen area, which is located 14 kilometres away from the US base in Al-Omar oil field.
On February 23, Observatory activists monitored a military convoy of American forces crossing into north-east Syria region via Al-Walid border crossing with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The convoy, which comprised 45 vehicles, fuel tanks and closed trucks loaded with logistical and military supplies, headed to the Coalition military bases in the city of al-Qamishli.
It is worth noting that this was the 14th convoy of the International Coalition and U.S. forces to enter Syrian territory in 2021.
While on February 18, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the entry of a new International Coalition convoy to Syrian territory from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where some 60 trucks carrying armoured vehicles, weapons, military and logistical equipment entered via the Al-Walid border crossing with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The convoy headed towards al-Qamishli area.
According to Syrian Observatory sources, the trucks are carrying dozens of U.S. armored vehicles for the first time since Biden took office, coming after the U.S. side declared its support for SDF in his fight against the Islamic State.
On February 14, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored a new convoy of the International Coalition entering Ain Dewar. Where about 50 trucks carrying armoured vehicles, weapons, military and logistical equipment entered via Al-Walid border crossing with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.