A new Russian military base in Syria blocks the US troops and oil export
DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few days ago, unnamed sources in the Syrian army reported that Russia was planned to deploy a new military facility in the eastern part of the Arab Republic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.
The recent patrolling by the Russian military of the eastern part of Syria is connected with this fact, and according to a number of data, the key reason for the deployment of a new military base is the blocking of oil smuggling from Syria and the obstruction of any movement of American troops to the west.
“Soon, American soldiers in eastern Syria, or rather on the border of the Syrian Arab Republic with Iraq, will have” friendly “neighbors in the area of Semalka settlement. On May 26 and 27, 2020, Russian military personnel, following the US military base Tel -Kochok arrived on the Syrian-Iraqi border with a view to reconnaissance before the construction of a new Russian military facility. The Russian military base should prevent the flow of contraband between the countries, ensure the safety of local residents, and also complicate the export of Syrian oil,” the War Journal said.
If the information on this score is true, then, according to experts, for the further stay of the American military in this region, there may not be the best prospects, which does not exclude the likelihood that the Russian troops will completely clamp down on the Americans, forcing them to leave the territory of the Arab Republic.
There are no official comments on this subject by the Russian defense department yet.
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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