Tuesday, April 11, 2017

US Military Deployment at Syrian-Jordanian Border

The US military is reportedly concentrating troops and military equipment at the Syrian-Jordanian border. Local sources said that about 20 US Army armoured vehicles including battle tanks and artillery pieces were carried on trucks in Al-Mafraq.
US troops were allegedly accompanied with the Jordanian Army’s 3rd Division.
US Special Operation Forces, the UK Special Operation Forces and units from other countries have been conducting operations across the Syrian-Jordanian border for a long time. However, this is the first time US armoured vehicles are reported there. The US ship Liberty Passion, loaded with vehicles, arrived at the Jordanian port of Al-Aqapa a few days ago.

 These moves followed a meeting between the Jordanian King and the US president.

Abu Jaber, the leader of the newly formed Hay'at Tahrir al Sham (HTS)
The US-led coalition could prepare a large-scale military operation in southern Syria. The goal of the operation will likely be to get control over the Syrian-Iraqi border and to reach Deir Ezzor. Sources suggest that the Iranian-Syrian-Russian alliance could launch a fresh military operation in order to reach Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib’s southern countryside. Intense clashes are ongoing in the Hama countryside where the joint militant forces led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) oppose the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies.