Syria’s official news agency, citing local sources speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that American forces relocated scores of the extremists on board heavy-duty inmate transports, and the vehicles were escorted by SDF militants.
The sources added that American occupation forces took strict security measures and closed the road between Dayr al-Zawr and Hasakah for several hours during the evacuation process.
A number of captured Daesh terrorists have already confessed to close cooperation with US military forces stationed at al-Tanf base in the central Syrian province of Homs on carrying out various acts of terror and sabotage.
During confessions broadcast on Syria’s state-run television network in May 2020, several terrorists revealed that they were instructed by American forces to target Syrian government troops in and around the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tiyas Military Airbase – also known as the T-4 Airbase, the Shaer gas field as well as nearby oil wells.
“Once a close aide to our commander Hassan Alqam al-Jazrawi came to me and said he was in contact with the Americans at al-Tanf base. The man, whose name was Hassan al-Wali, added it was necessary to target Palmyra and T4 Airbase, and that US forces would provide us with rocket launchers and machine guns, besides financial support, cars and whatever we needed,” one of the terrorists said at the time.
He added, “Americans would also launch reconnaissance aircraft to monitor the movements of Syrian army soldiers in Palmyra region, and inform us of their activities.”
Syrian army forces block US troops in Hasakah, force them to retreat
Separately, Syrian government troops have intercepted a US military convoy in the country’s northeastern province of Hasakah as the occupation forces were attempting to pass through a community in the energy-rich region.
Local sources, requesting anonymity, told SANA that Syrian army soldiers blocked the convoy of four armored vehicles as it was trying to enter the village of Khuwaylid, which lies northeast of the provincial capital city of Hasakah.
The American troops were subsequently forced to turn around and go back in the direction they came from. There were no reports of clashes or injuries.
The US military has stationed forces and equipment in eastern and northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
Damascus, however, says the unlawful deployment is meant to plunder the country’s resources.
Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil.
After failing to oust the Syrian government with the help of its proxies and direct involvement in the conflict, the US government has now stepped up its economic war on the Arab country.