The US military created a new base in Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Friday. Large reinforcements were discovered in the Al Jazat region, west of the oil-rich Deir ez-Zor region. According to UK-based SOHR, over the past few days, 300 U.S. military supplies have been delivered to Al Jazrat.
US forces are also expanding their base at the Al-Omar oil field east of Deir ez-Zor, where President Trump ordered his troops to seize the oil fields and prevent their use by Syria. The United States has created numerous illegal military bases in Syria, scattered across the northeast, Iraqi border and the border triangle of Iraq, Syria and Jordan in the south.
The Syrian government has demanded that all US troops leave Syria, as they are occupying forces and illegal under international law. However, the Trump administration is committed to retaining Syrian oil wells and preventing the restoration of Syria, which survived 9 years of the US-NATO “regime change” plan in which they failed.
The American base at al-Tanf is located in the triangle of Jordan, Syria and Iraq. Al-Walid border crossing on the M2 highway is also located there, providing land links between Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad. In 2016, the United States created an illegal base and an army of mercenaries called Magavir al-Saura.
Today they are not fighting ISIS, but are managing 12,000 refugees living in the nearby Rukban camp. Former residents of the camp accused the mercenaries of charging refugees with food and medicine fees that were donated by international organizations. According to international law, Americans are responsible for residents of the Rukban camp, but the US military allows mercenaries to run the camp and turn a blind eye to crimes against suffering refugees.
There is no oil in al-Tanf, and the only reason this zone remains under US control is obstruction of traffic on the M2 highway and through the al-Walid border crossing on the Iraq-Syrian border, which is detrimental to the restoration of the Syrian economy.
Trump has already said that he wants American troops to remain in the Middle East indefinitely, as opposed to Iran. The United States increased its forces and sent more military equipment to Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi told US Ambassador Matthew Tuller that their country should not be turned into an arena for settling bills and attacks on neighbors. Trump recently stated that the United States is “taking many steps in the Middle East and elsewhere.”
The United States launched an attack on Syria in 2011, under Obama, using radical Islamists who pursue a policy of terror, which is a political ideology, not a religion or sect. Trump inherited the war in Syria, but suspended the CIA operations in 2017.
In the 2016 election campaign, Trump said he will return US troops from Syria and other places in the Middle East; however, his promises were not fulfilled; on the contrary, he increased the occupying forces in Syria and expanded the US presence in the region. This does not benefit either Trump or the Syrian Arab Republic, which has been suffering from war for almost 10 years.