The US Army has illegally occupied a cement plant to be used as an airfield in Syria’s northeast.

Satellite visuals recently taken of the “Lafarge” cement factory in northern Al-Raqqa province, shows a US military base containing a helipad.

The pad can be used for multiple kinds of war crafts and assault helicopters.

According to deep research in the satellite images, the airbase contains: military transport aircraft “Boeing CH-4 Chinook”, in addition to the transfer helicopters of “Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey” and assault aircraft “AH-64 Apache”.

The proximity of this base to the frontlines with ISIS makes it an important asset to the fight against the terrorist group.

Lafarge was handed over to Kurdish authorities in early 2016.

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Dear Paul,
There are no Kurdish authorities, since there is no recognized Kurdish political entity. The airbase was handed over (by whom was it handed over) to Kurds.

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Dear Diana, You posted the official de jure view. Naturally authorities exist.

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“There are no Kurdish authorities” is wishful propaganda. You’re neglecting the Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava), although it’s inaccurate to call it “Kurdish” since it’s polyethnic. It accounts for about 20% of Syria. Do more research.

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Incorrect. The Kurds have their own army and “Rojava” Governance which is 20% of Syrian land. They have a government, an economy, and most importantly an army to back it. No need to drop one star because YOU are misinformed.

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Komrads in YPG kicked ISIS out of here. As SAA retreated from the Kurdish regions without trying to defend these area, locals had to take the matters in hands. In such a case, they gained authority with their blood.
BTW, Rojava is not recognised? Are you sure?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Rojava#Relations_with_UN_member_states

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how will SAA will defend all of syria when some traitor within army soldier left and run away to fight for the militant and FSA. SAA lost almost 40% of army power when war created by saudi/turkey/qatar/us/israel. they dont have choice they have to rearrange army so they can back strong thanks to the support from Russia iran hezbollah and iraqi ressitance and local defence force otherwise syrian will be all gone in the hand of terriost. kurds also got weopeons from thier allies in turkey PKK AND kdp. but now they are cooperting both SAA and Kurds to fight… Read more »
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You’re mixing really anything and in a non assembling puzzle. 1. As unpleasing it is for your habitual racism, Israel highly considered intervening in Syria and NOT against SAA but against IS and Qaeda! It’s Obongo gigantic check of $33.8bln that prevented this. It’s not their interest to have some M.Brotherhood offshoot governing Syria, they’ve already got Hamas to piss’em off making women’s milk turn in their breast and everybody knows that Israel has high fecundity rates! 2. Kurds have serious help from the EU. By Germany and France if you prefer which is the same thing as it’s these… Read more »
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another US base to target middle east specially iran. soon there willbe zionist spy and create more problem between muslim and innocent people. kurds will get Automonuos but if kurds will not remove US base after war is over then war will come in another form either kurdish civil war or with turks and SAA. kurds have to look with thier nieghbours instead western zionist specially US and israael

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Muhaha! Iran is the best western asset in the region as a big big scarecrow! US #1 business is armament. They need Iran to make all these emirs shit in their pants and buy huge stockpile of weapons they don’t need. Read well what I’m writing : you don’t need more than sending the small French aircraft-carrier with its full load of 36 Rafales (usually she carries 24 in casual mode) to do exactly the same thing in Iran that was made into Libya and French have just one carrier, a ‘small’ one and it’s not a few S-300 launchers… Read more »
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talking nonsense please dont tell this to anyone else otherwise they will c u as retarded. one advice understand the Flag of israel. then talk. and yeah Areil sharone told right israel creted Hezbollah. bcuz there was no hezbollah before 1980s but when israel invaded south which is the land of mostly shite muslim. they were getting killed without reson there is when israel put thier finger in wrong place and created hezbollah ressitance. and in terms of weopen supply to iran by mossad you are talking about shah time. and iranina are smarter then israeli or french or US… Read more »
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EE.UU. sigue manteniendo agresión a Siria, prueba de ello se reserva la opinión frente a la invasión Turca al territorio Sirio, SDF es usado como conejillo de indias.

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Public opinion published by MSM? You may have better polls by talking to people while doing your errands!
It’s not SDF that’s used as a Guinea pig but whole Syria and not only by the US : Russians tested 162 new types of weapons!
Not counting an integrated command system which was the real reason for sending the Kuznetsov, in other terms, now they’re sure that it works the same way operation proved such system works for NATO.

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Whatever your opinion is on this, you have to admit this is a pretty creative use for a non-working cement plant.

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Not really creative. Much infra structure available. I have seen 2 from inside because I worked there and some more as visitor. Cement factories with their silos and towers are like castles or little towns. You have control centers, storage facilities, halls, offices, workshops, WC and showers for many men. Big fields with concrete surface were normally the lorries stand or wait. Good access roads for supply. Much that can be used with little changes. Even if the plant is not producing any more. Often You have silos with old cement that still can be used to extend existing runways… Read more »
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Sat pictures of the conversion of former Lafarge cement plant surfaced near a year ago, soon after US began to help Rojava. If we began to rebuild the good ‘ole Bréguet 941, i could take off and land on parking where you see the Ospreys with more payload than these and without costing near $80M/plane and with modern composites and engines, payload could could rise from 8 to 12 tons. As much the diagonal as the // part of the street on the left could perfectly operate Rafales. If flattened, the part on the right of the silos and transport… Read more »
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Larfarge is being sued for Financing ISIS and Complicity in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Syria(cement factory- paid taxes to continue operating until 2013. After, US special forces moved in at some point.)
HIllary Clinton provided legal services, served on board of directors, and accepted generous donations from LaFArge.

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Good news.

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U.S. helps more than fights ISIS.

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then the Kurds would not have advanced this far.

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