Inside Syria Media Center has obtained information on the location of U.S. military bases which are illegally located in Syria.
Muhammed Faris military base is located in Syria’s At-Tabqa (28 miles south- west of Raqqa city). Currently, it has military personnel from the U.S. (22), France (12) commanded by U.S. Sergeant Scott Suaima. The primary task of the unit is to monitor government troops’ movement and Kurdish forces in the region, as well as training the Kurds.
The second U.S. military base is also located in Syria’s At-Tabqa. It has servicemen from Canada (12), Austria (17), and the U.S. (44) commanded by Erik Butnar from the U.S. Marine Corps. Its main task is to coordinate the activities of the U.S.-led Coalition in the Governorates of Raqqa and Al-Hasakah.
Another military base, Ain Isa, hosts combatants from France (35), Britain (35), and the U.S. (73) commanded by Jason Afrashid. There are also deployed 6 Abrams tanks, artillery and mortars. The base has a runway strip. The base is used to control the air situation in Raqqa Governorate with the help of radars, observe and photograph the activities of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), and to cooperate with Rumeilan base in Hasakah Governorate.
The objectives of the above mentioned bases:
- Establishment of civil and military airfields near Syria’s At-Tabqa;
- Accommodation of military families in Syria’s At-Tabqa;
- Reconstruction of infrastructure in Raqqa Governorate, building of 4 religious sites in it;
- Construction of new granaries, cotton depots in order to further transport raw materials to the United States;
- Oil exploration & extraction in the settlement of Hazima (12 miles north of Raqqa city) with the participation of the U.S. engineers.