BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – 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.

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.

 

Images were captured by Aldin Abrazovic – you can follow him on Twitter @CT_Operative

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SAA should cut off East Qalamoun by striking north from East Suweida and south from the Bushairi crossroads.
From Palmyra they should strike ESE in the direction of Akashat, Iraq. PMU could meet them, striking north from Ar Rutbah, Iraq.
This would render al-Tanf useless to the Americans without having to engage them.

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Simon Gunson

Images of Black hawks at the base near Mia’rbah clearly shows USA operating in breach of the UN Charter. Has there been a formal protest to the UNSC?

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Nope, and for several good reasons!
– USA has veto capability at UNSC, so it’d be useless.
– It was very exceptional that US aircraft stroke SAA and their allies, hopefully.
They usually go after IS, sometimes even Qaedan brasses end being droned,
in other terms, usually, they make SAA’s day as, if they did a very very limited
number of strikes against SAA, they did thousands against IS.
If it became an issue, Pantsir would be deployed.

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Deo Cass

Very few people noticed, but there has been a diametrical shift of US official objectives in Syria in Trump’s Saudi visit. There was no mention of ISIS in that neeting and terrorism was redefined as Hezbollah and those who support it, namely Iran and the Syrian government. Echoing this official diametrical shift was John McCain who said that the prime threat is Russia not ISIS, (though unofficially toppling the elected Syrian government and defeating Russia in Syria had always been the true objective of Syria’s invasion by the US and co). Therefore with ISIS completely defeated the excuse to continue… Read more »

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After the 2 legendary late Hezbo military commanders Baddredine and Mugniyah had the awesome idea to use 2 gigantic SVBIEDs in order to assassinate +300 US+French blue helmets during the 1983 Beirut barracks attacks, how can you expect US not willing to terminate Hezbo? Even Argentinian Govt has serious reasons to wish them being terminated and you should remember that UNSC voted the dissolution of HB’s armed branch in 2006. If their action in Syria is really positive for sure and they greatly improved their behaviour, it was only about 10 years ago that they were still using human shields,… Read more »