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US forces training terrorists in Syria: New evidence shows

US soldiers in Bradley tanks patrol an area near Syria's northeastern Semalka border crossing with Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, on January 12, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

The Syrian military prosecutor's office has released new evidence showing US occupation troops providing training to members of Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country.

The office published images of joint patrols by militants and American forces in Syria’s southeastern al-Tanf region, al-Mayadeen TV channel reported on Saturday.

Other images showed a US Army instructor teaching terrorists how to use 82 mm mortars.

The military prosecutor's office said the evidence also included remarks by some armed elements and their field commanders, who confessed that they took part in direct attacks and assassinations against Syrian and Russian military officers after receiving orders to perform such operations.

The militants, it added, received money after attacks targeting Syrian and Russian forces.

“The purpose of the presence of American forces in Syria is to protect armed groups such as Daesh as well as to steal Syrian wealth, including oil, gas and wheat, and transfer them abroad,” it said.

“The US occupation of large parts of Syria is tantamount to a military aggression under international law, especially because it (the US) has not received the consent of the Syrian government for such presence.”

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The government says the Western countries and their regional allies are aiding terror outfits.

The US has deployed soldiers and military equipment in Syria without any authorization from Damascus or the UN.

Washington has long been collaborating with anti-Damascus militants and plundering Syria’s resources, ignoring repeated calls by Damascus to end its illegal occupation of the country.

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