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Large US Army convoy enters Syria’s oil rich Al-Hasakah governorate
Trucks are reportedly transporting arms destined for US military bases
By News Desk - November 29 2021
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US military convoy in Syria’s Hasakah governorate. (Photo credit: Al Mayadeen)

The Syrian news outlet, SANA on 28 November reported that a large convoy of US army trucks and tankers entered  Syria’s Al-Hasakah governorate.

According to the report, the one hundred trucks that entered the country from Iraq through the illegal Al-Walid border crossing are believed to be carrying weapons and and logistical supplies to reinforce the US bases in that region.

Local residents said the trucks were being escorted by military armored vehicles.

The incident comes just a few days after locals in Hasakah intercepted and stoned a US convoy that was  traveling under the escort of militias from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The US army has set up  a number of illegal military bases in the oil rich region under the pretext of protecting the oil fields from failing into the hands of ISIS.

The Syrian government, however, has on numerous occasions said that the US government is using these bases to steal oil from the country.

While the US has always denied these allegations, there is evidence that suggests otherwise. In August 2020, it was revealed that the SDF had signed a deal with an US company to sell and market oil in territories controlled by the US backed rebel group. According to sources, the deal was done with the the knowledge and support of the Trump administration.

In 2019, Former US President Donald Trump said during a meeting at the White House with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  that the US military was in Syria ”only for oil.”