US military boosts forces at Syria oil fields in wake of rocket attacks

US military boosts forces at Syria oil fields in wake of rocket attacks

The US military has reportedly deployed reinforcements to the bases it has occupied near the oil fields in Eastern Syria, days after they again came under rocket attacks, local sources said.

“American forces based in Iraq sent military reinforcements consisting of 30 trucks carrying armored vehicles, tanks and bulldozers,” the sources disclosed as quoted in a report by Turkey’s Anadolu state news agency on Friday.

According to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further stated that two American helicopters escorted the military reinforcements overhead, along with US-backed Kurdish militants affiliated with the PKK and YPG terrorist groups, the report added.

They further noted that the reinforcements included boxes believed to hold various munitions and rockets.

The military reinforcements, the report added, came from US military bases in Iraq and entered Syria on Thursday, arriving in Al-Hasakah and then transported to Al-Omar oil field in Syria’s eastern Dayr al-Zawr…

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