US military forces present in areas controlled by militants of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah have reportedly stopped a Russian military convoy from reaching oil fields there.
The US Central Command announced Tuesday that additional American forces serving at a base in Iraq that was hit by Iranian missiles earlier this month have been transported to a US medical facility in Germany for treatment.
At least 11 US forces were injured in Iran’s retaliatory missile strike last week on an Iraqi base housing American troops, the US Central Command said Thursday, although Washington had previously maintained there were no casualties.
US troops have cleared rubble and debris from the Ain al-Assad base in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, days after it was struck by a barrage of Iranian ballistic missiles in a retaliatory attack over the assassination of Iran’s top anti-terror commander.
Syrian government military troops have liberated more areas in the northwestern province of Idlib from the grip of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants, as they are tightening the noose around the extremists operating in the region.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed dozens of combat troops to a major oilfield in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr as the United States and some of its regional allies are vying with one another to seize oil reserves and plunder natural resources in the war-battered country.
The Iraqi military says US forces that have crossed into Iraq as part of a pullout from Syria do not have permission to stay on Iraqi soil and can only be there if they are later being transported out of the country.