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News ID: 97104
Publish Date : 28 November 2021 - 21:22
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BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Two U.S. logistics convoys were targeted in the Iraqi provinces of Babil and Nasiriyah late Saturday night, Iraqi sources reported.
One of the two military convoys was targeted in Babil province and the other in Nasiriyah province in southern Iraq.
Over the past few weeks, a large number of military convoys belonging to American troops have entered Iraq through various border crossings.
In recent months, convoys carrying logistics equipment for U.S. troops stationed at various military bases in Iraq have repeatedly been targeted by roadside bombs.
Many Iraqi groups consider the U.S. troops in the country as occupiers and emphasize the immediate withdrawal of the forces from their territory.
In another development, the United States dispatched a large convoy of trucks, carrying arms and logistic supplies to Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah from Iraq, Syrian state media says.
Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources in al-Yaroubiya countryside, reported on Sunday that a U.S. military convoy of 100 vehicles, including refrigerator trucks and tankers carrying logistic materials, entered the oil-rich province through the illegal al-Walid crossing from Iraqi territories to reinforce military bases run by the U.S. forces there.
It added that the convoy consisted of two batches of 60 and 40 vehicles, and was accompanied by U.S. military armored vehicles, which headed to the town of Remailan, about 68 kilometers to the east of Qamishli city.
Last Thursday, a U.S. convoy of 48 trucks, loaded with military and logistic reinforcement, which came from Iraq, also arrived in Hasakah northeastern countryside through the same crossing to support military bases run by the U.S. troops in the oil-rich province.
The U.S. 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.
However, former U.S. president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil.
Like in Iraq, the presence of U.S. troops in eastern Syria has irked civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys entering the region.

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