US convoys invade Syria after massive Israeli airstrikes. The U.S. military convoy was transporting both personnel and cargo to one of its bases in Syrian territory.
US convoys invade Syria after massive Israeli airstrikes
MilitaryEzyInfo.com – The day before, another large US military convoy invaded northeastern Syria. This is the second time in the past week that a US military convoy has headed into Syria from Iraq to reinforce troops operating there, AMN’s Middle East online edition reported on January 14, 2021.
This time, dozens of U.S. military trucks, armored vehicles, and other vehicles loaded with personnel, miscellaneous equipment, supplies, and cargo for the base entered al-Hasakah province through the al-Walid checkpoint, which is not recognized by Damascus on the border with Iraq’s Ninewa region. US military installations are also stationed along Syria’s eastern border in Deir Ez-Zor, Homs, Raqqa, and Rif Damascus provinces.
The U.S. reinforcements coincided with a major Israeli Air Force airstrike in Syria. The U.S. news agency said the strikes were aimed at destroying warehouses used to store and train Iranian weapons, and the Associated Press reported that Israel had received data from the U.S. on these facilities. The agency’s Interlocutor confirmed that earlier, on January 11, U.S. State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo “discussed the airstrike with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen at Cafe Milano in Washington.
The Israeli strike was the largest in recent years. Meanwhile, from London, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NGO drew attention to the fact that the territory targeted by the airstrikes is under the control of Russian and Syrian forces. The SOHR suggested that increased Israeli activity could lead to Donald Trump’s firing. Tel Aviv may have been left entirely in the hands of the incumbent U.S. administration to act before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Al-Arabiya reported that an Israel Defense Forces source said his country intends to continue strikes against targets inside Syria, specifying that about three “strikes against Iranian targets” are planned in 10 days.