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US sends radar system to its forces in Syria

October 16, 2023 at 5:05 am

US Military vehicles on August 13, 2023 [Ömer Al Diri/Anadolu Agency]

The United States provided its forces in the Deir Ez-Zor province in eastern Syria with a radar system after oil fields in the area were attacked by “foreign terrorist groups backed by Iran,” local sources reported.

The sources told the Anadolu Agency that US forces brought four radar systems from Iraq to their base in the Al-Shaddadah area, in Al-Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, through the Al-Walid border gate on Saturday.

US forces deployed radar systems in Al-Omar oil and Konko gas fields in Deir Ez-Zor yesterday, according to the same sources.

A radar-linked missile system was also deployed at the two sites, the model of which was not identified.

The sources stated that the deployment of the radar system was to respond to any attacks by Iranian-backed terrorist groups west of the Euphrates River.

On 17 July, Washington reinforced its forces in Syria with four Himars missile launchers, 15 artillery batteries, five armoured vehicles, five tanks, and 45 ammunition-loaded vehicles, which arrived at its base in Al-Shaddadah.

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