News ID: 115664
Publish Date : 31 May 2023 - 23:05

U.S. Deploys HIMARS Missile System in Eastern Syria

DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – The United States has deployed a HIMARS missile system to its occupying forces stationed near oil fields in eastern Syria, local sources have reported.
According to the sources cited by Anadolu, the HIMARS missile system was sent to U.S. forces in Dayr al-Zawr province in the past few days.
Dayr al-Zawr, situated east of the Euphrates River, is currently occupied by Kurdish militia groups.
“The missile system was sent to the American bases in al-Omar oilfield and Conoco gas plant,” the sources revealed.
Since March 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a conflict fueled by foreign-backed militancy. Throughout this period, Western governments and their regional allies have supported terrorist groups that have caused extensive damage in the Arab country.
The U.S. military has maintained a presence in northeastern Syria for an extended period, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment aims to prevent the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
The Syrian government has repeatedly stated that the U.S. deployment is a means to exploit the country’s natural resources. Former U.S. president Donald Trump openly acknowledged on multiple occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil wealth.
Meanwhile, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya accused the United States of creating a so-called Free Syria Army near the city of Raqqah with the intention of using militants to destabilize the country.
Nebenzya made the remark during a United Nations Security Council meeting, stating, “According to our data, Washington has begun to create a free Syria army near Raqqah out of local Arab tribes, Daesh terrorists, and other terrorist organizations.”
The Russian diplomat emphasized that these actions clearly indicate the U.S.’s intent to employ these militants against Syria’s legitimate authorities and disrupt the situation in the country.
Additionally, Sergey Naryshkin, the Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), accused the U.S. of obstructing the normalization of Syria’s relations with the Arab world. Naryshkin also stated that the U.S. is training militants of the Daesh terrorist organization at its Syrian base to destabilize Syria.