SYRIA – The US continues to strengthen its presence in Syria and is helping the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a source in the organization said. With regard to ISIS, the terrorist organization only thrives in areas close to US bases, raising concerns about the relationship between ISIS and the US.
In fact, during the few last days, the transport of heavy military equipment was carried out daily, informed the anonymous source.
“In the past four days the US has sent 250 trucks with armored Hummer vehicles, trucks and heavy weapons to fight ISIS east of Deir ez-Zor,” the source said.
The source also explained that ground transportation of military equipment is carried out from northern Iraq through the border post at Semelka, and from there trucks go on their way to Deir ez-Zor.
“There are three US military bases in the region and they are reinforcing their presence there,” he added. So far, the United States has delivered a total of 4,800 trucks with weapons and armored transports to the SDF.
Meanwhile ISIS still shows resistance in Syria only in the areas controlled by the United States, said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
The Russian ministry commented on the statement by the Pentagon chief that Syrian President Bashar Assad, backed by Iran and Russia, “would have led the Syrian people to the brink of catastrophe.” The US Defense Department also said that Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces are “the only organization that has managed to defeat ISIS in Syria in an intense struggle.”
“Talking about the current situation in Syria, we recommend the Pentagon chief to study the map showing the deployment of forces in the country.” All remaining ISIS terrorists are only in US-controlled areas,” Konashenkov said.
According to a Russian ministry spokesman, government-controlled areas of Syria are being recovered and demined, companies, schools, and other institutions are operating. These regions receive humanitarian aid and food.
The “real catastrophe for the Syrian people”, according to Konashenkov, is in the region of Al-Tanf and in Raqqa, controlled by the US.