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US redeploys forces around Syria oil fields

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US troops in Syria, 22 October 2019 [Twitter]

The US has redeployed forces in eastern Syria in the area around oil-rich ​​Rumaila with trucks loaded with tanks seen heading towards the petrol fields in the region yesterday.

Local sources told Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed that a convoy of approximately 80 American soldiers and 100 military vehicles and trucks withdrew from several points where they had been stationed in the city of Al-Hasakah travelling through areas under the control of Syrian regime forces south of the city of Qamishli, to the Rumaila area of ​​Al-Malikiyah district.

In addition to deploying near the oil fields to stop them falling into the hands of opposition or regime forces, the new position gives the US flexibility in movement and the ability to redeploy in all directions.

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