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Satellite imagery reveals US military base near Syria’s southern border

Satellite imagery that was captured recently from the Jordanian-Syrian border revealed a constructed U.S. military base located some 18 km east of Syria’s Tanf Crossing into Iraq’s Al-Anbar Governorate.

Via: Leith Fadel                             

As seen above from the satellite image, the U.S. has a fully functional base that possesses military hardware capable of deterring the Syrian government forces from the border.

Last month, the U.S. attacked a convoy of Syrian Army personnel in the southeastern countryside of Homs; however, it is not clear whether or not choppers from this base were used to carry out the assault.

The U.S. and their Jordanian allies are poised to maintain a region of influence near the Tanf Crossing, despite the fact Damascus has rejected any Coalition presence within its borders.

A Norwegian force has been deployed to Al Tanf border crossing in Syria on the border with Iraq, an Iraqi commander said on Saturday (May 20).

Iraqi commander, Shakir Obeid, told NRT Arabic that the Coalition forces have given the protection of the Syrian side of the border crossing to the Norwegian force, after ISIS were expelled from the border crossing.

The Iraqi side of the crossing is known in Iraq as Al Waleed.

The commander added that the Al Waleed border crossing is currently under the control of the Iraqi army and federal police in the west of Anbar province.

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