The United States has dispatched a large convoy of trucks carrying arms and logistic supplies to Syria’s oil-rich province of Hasakah from northern Iraq, Syrian state media says.
Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources, reported on Friday that a US military convoy of 56 trucks and tankers, loaded with weapons, ammunition, and logistic materials, entered al-Qahtaniyah region in Hasakah northeastern countryside.
It added that the convoy, which entered the region through the illegal al-Walid border crossing earlier in the day, was also accompanied by eight new Hummer military vehicles and a number of vehicles belonging to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militant group.
The SDF, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish militants operating against Damascus, currently controls areas in northern and eastern Syria.
The US military has stationed forces and equipment in eastern and northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
Damascus, however, says the unlawful deployment is meant to plunder the country’s resources.
Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil.
After failing to oust the Syrian government through proxies and direct involvement in the conflict, the US government has now stepped up its economic war on the Arab country.