Two US soldiers disappeared without a trace in Syria, SANA said

DAMASCUS, (BM) – Two US soldiers disappeared without a trace in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, learned citing state news agency SANA on Monday, April 27.

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According to agency sources, when the US soldiers drove a Hummer off-road vehicle from the Al-Omar oil field towards the Al-Tanak field in the east of the province, they were attacked by unknown persons. The car was later found completely burned. At the same time, no traces of the military personnel were found, and at present their fate remains unclear.

According to SANA, in early April in Deir ez-Zor, during a joint patrol with militants from the pro-American group “Casad”, US troops were ambushed. As a result, one American officer was killed, and two jihadists from Kasada were also killed.

In February, it was reported that the US plans to expand its two largest bases in Syria in order to maintain its presence in the region’s oil field. Prior to this, in November last year, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington would retain control of oil in Syria. As the American General Mark Milli specified, the military will patrol Conoco’s oil fields in Deir ez-Zor.

In October 2019, it also became known that the U.S. authorities plan to send troops and tanks to the eastern part of Syria to protect the oil fields located there from the militants of the Islamic State, the Syrian government forces and Iran .


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