Russia: The US Tinnitus base plays a suspicious role in Syria
The Russian Defense Ministry has strongly criticized the role of the US "Tanf" base in Syria, pointing out that its presence near the Syrian-Jordanian border is hindering the operations of the government forces against the terrorists of "Daash".
"As Syrian forces, supported by Russian air space forces, move to the east to eliminate the Dahesh organization in Deir al-Zour, the threat of the presence of the US military base behind its lines is becoming more serious," ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashnikov said Friday. Front in the town of Al-Tanf ".
"The illegal deployment of this base on the Syrian-Jordanian border last April was based on the pretext that operations against" Dahesh "should be carried out, but in the past six months no one operation by the Americans against this organization has been known.
"The Pentagon has repeatedly declared that the job of American, British and Norwegian experts in Tanf is to prepare the new Syrian army, but this base has actually turned into a 100-kilometer black hole on the border between Syria and Jordan," he said, Such as the underground fighters - instead of a new Syrian army - the "fighting" teams to launch their subversive and terrorist raids against the Syrian forces and the civilian population.
A spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense pointed out that there is another problem related to the presence of the American base in Al-Tanf, namely the existence of Al-Rikban camp for the displaced Syrians in the "prevent the collision" area on the border of Al-Qaeda. This camp includes at least 60,000 women and children displaced from Al-Rigga and Deir False. The Americans have closed the gates of the camp in front of humanitarian convoys sent by the Syrian government, Jordan, the United Nations and other international organizations there, said Konashnikov. The IDPs in the barracks have become "hostages, or rather human shields, protected by the US base of Syrian legitimate government forces." "These protective barriers are used in Syria, with the exception of the Americans, only by the terrorists who came to fight them," General Konashnikov recalled.
For example, a spokesman for the ministry said what happened on the night of 27 to 28 September last, when about 300 armed fighters launched, "Daash", on dozens of four-wheel vehicles from the area of Rikban to the town of the villages in the province of Homs, and succeeded the detachment of terrorists to bypass all positions of the Syrian army In the vicinity of the towns of Khirbet al-Shoheima and al-Busairi "using highly accurate coordinates, which can only be obtained through aerial reconnaissance," adding that the armed group tried to extend its control over the highlands around the villages. On the same day, al-Du'ash launched a series of simultaneous attacks against other Syrian army positions along the strategic road between Palmyra and Deir al-Zour, which is used to supply Syrian forces operating in the Euphrates valley and deliver humanitarian assistance.
A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said that the campaigns were all launched from the area surrounding the town of Al-Tanf, where the American military mission is deployed. The Syrian army has made great efforts to clean up the Palmyra and Deir Al-Zour roads from the Da'ash groups and liberate the villages.