DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:45 A.M.) – Rare footage has emerged of an air field operated by US warplanes in the Sarrin Plains, located in the far eastern countryside of Aleppo near the provincial border with Raqqa.

The pictures show a large US plane taking off and plenty of Humvees protecting the site. An American flag is also hoisted above the airport which is located in rearguard territory controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF):

Although not publicly acknowledged by the Pentagon, the US is believed to have constructed upwards of a dozen air fields in northern Syria without the permission of the Syrian Government.

The airstrips are used to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State but also suggest that American troops intend to stay in the war-torn country for several years to come.

UPDATE: The images were originally released by the BBC in a short newly released documentary which can be found below:

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kurds are betraying Syria and its people . they are hitting their own feet with their own axe.

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so what America has the weakest army in the wold ,they only kill civilians then run away…they fool nobody no more…Russia is the power in military and peace in the world with china also////

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Well, if you consider how China used Sudan’s army as a proxy to attack Chad only ‘coz Chad was doing business with Taiwan, are you sure they’re in for peace? Ask some other African countries about the Chinese plundering of their natural resources. Remember also that China was (still is?) funding/arming Talebs in Afghanistan and backed Pakistan when they launched the Kirgil war against India… USA ain’t America. They’re far to be the weakest army in the world, hey, I know of a country with 10M citizens where the air force has the Prez’ chopper, a 40y old Puma and… Read more »
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Geez! What a huge pile of jooshit. You are talking much, but always jooshit. Like all “chosen ones”.

You probably forgot it was France who was and still is plundering and extorting african countries. Without that France would be bankrupt long time ago. But wait 5 years and your fucking France will be third world country. It makes me feel good.

http://siliconafrica.com/france-colonial-tax/

Assad must stay
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Right, Frenchs now have a tax per day instead of a chease meal…
Soon they will need to eat papers instead of bread 🙂

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

France is now well know for its tax per day, and no more a chease per meal 🙂
French will be in need to eat theses papers. Soon nothing else to eat ❗

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Not too smart eh ?

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A dirt track serving as local supply channel is IMHO no massive air field.
Nissen huts or tents are no indicator for an intended prolonged stay.

p.s.- Wrong caption and conclusion IMO:

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It would almost be worth paying ISIS to hit one of those US bases just for the entertainment value 🙂

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You don’t know what you are saying. ISIS were the ones who made this US invasion and occupation possible. They were deployed by the US to Syria on purpose to clear the way of Syrian government troops to then hand the invaded territory to the US and its Kurdish invaders most of whom were embedded with ISIS themselves.

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Yes it would be entertaining. I’ll throw in 5 bucks

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With the shit your govt is doing, maybe do you consider 10 Downing Street too?

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Can you arrange it Daeshbag? the French have such flair for such things. By the way, I voted you UP 🙂

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I hold no brief for the US government and its actions in Syria. But let’s not hang crepe before the funeral. This is not a “massive” air base. The runway is dirt, and there are a few temporary buildings. The permanent one was probably taken over. The aircraft is a C-130 turboprop transport. The US has far larger, turbofan (jet) transports. The US should not be there, and is up to no good. But it’s not clear how committed the US is from this evidence.

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Rafik Chauhan, YOU GO AND FIGHT IS and Leave the Kurds out of it.That way the Kurds will not betray Syria and it will also stop your diarrhea

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US operated airbases in Iraq protecting the oil, pipelines already at the early days of the ISIS caliphate.

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Well, this is not a massive airbase but an improvised one with dirt runway. C-130 isn’t a “huge” cargo, payload is only 20 tons at best. The biggest thing you could land there would be A400M Atlas as it has been created to carry +/- the double as C-130 while operating such 1100m improvised landing strips. A huge cargo would mean operating C-17. Well, they may land, then take-off if empty with half fuel but it’s still very hot to operate : no error margin and due to weight, the strip will be damaged. Usually, C-17 is only operated from… Read more »
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Rafale is a piece of shit. And France will be soon shitty filthy muslim country.

“better understand they’re economy is even under Italy!”

Yes, yes, braindead “french” friend. Italy is building nuclear submarines, space stations etc. Russia is actually 4th biggest economy in the world, you fool.

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