Despite the U.S. president’s claims regarding the withdrawal of troops from the Syrian Arab Republic, the U.S. command continues to build up new military bases, strongpoints and widen the present infrastructure for increasing a number of their military personnel in the Middle East and especially in Syria.
Moreover the U.S. military give particular emphasis to equipping the places for warehousing different military supplies and hardware which are planned for further transition to their main ally in Syria – the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Our sources provided us with positioning data of U.S. military base-capms, strongpoints in Syria which are used for these purposes. Some of them are being established.
1. The first one is a U.S. base-camp in the eastern outskirts of Ayn Issa town of al Raqqa Governorate. It’s located couple of miles from Coalition base – former home to the 93rd Brigade of the Syrian Army – where 200 U.S. and 75 French troops are reported to be stationed. According to our sources the base camp is a parking point for more than 50 vehicles of Coalition units.
2. The second photo shows a U.S. strongpoint “Ayn Issa” which is located 5.5 miles north-east from the same name town. The strongpoint is protected by a ditch and 5 miradores inside it. The strongpoint is highly-likely used as service point for military hardware of Coalition units.
3. U.S. strongpoint “Ayn Issa 1”.
This strongpoint is mostly used for warehousing military hardware and supplies of U.S. troops in Syria for further transition to Syrian Democratic Forces. Today this strongpoint is fortifed more than it showed in satelite image by Google.
4. And finally! A backup of U.S. military hardware 2.5 miles south-east from Ayn Issa. Today this fortified area is used as parking and service point of U.S. military hardware. Our sources reported more than 200 vehicles were stationed there as of June 1.
According to our data the activity on improving the mentioned infrastructure was increased since the start of the year. Taking into account the amount of Coalition forces and location of these bases, we draw a conclusion that they are used not only by Coalition units. The Syrian Democratic Forces – the main US’ ally in Syria – are the most probable successors of these bases. Having regard to the plan of Turkish leadership to mop up the area East of Euphrates river, all the mentioned infrastructure could be transfered under SDF’s total control after the beginning of operation.