The U.S. military has deployed troops and equipment in northeastern Syria since tensions escalated Russia In the area.
The U.S. Central Command “deployed Sentinel radar, increased the frequency of U.S. fighter patrols on U.S. forces and deployed Bradley fighting vehicles to augment U.S. forces,” which is controlled by the U.S. and its Kurdish allies, a spokesman for Captain Bill Urban said in a statement.
The number of armored vehicles sent as reinforcements did not exceed half a dozen, and “less than 100 people” were sent to maneuver, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
Without mentioning Russia, Urban said the move was intended to “help ensure the security and safety of the coalition forces,” and that the US “does not want conflicts with other countries.” Syria, But will protect coalition forces if necessary ”.
The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the move was “a clear signal to Russia to adhere to mutual conflict processes and a clear signal to Russia and other parties to avoid professional, insecure and provocative actions in northeastern Syria.”
U.S. Bradley combat vehicles were driven out of the area by Donald Trump last October. Attempts were made in early 2019 to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria, Before leaving a few hundred to protect the oil wells.
Several incidents in recent weeks have led to the laying of the U.S. military against Russian troops deployed on the Turkish border under an agreement with Ankara.
The videos, posted on Twitter, were shot by witnesses and Russians themselves, showing Russian armor and helicopters trying to block American vehicles and then sending them out of the area.
Colonel Wayne Marrotto, a spokesman for the Coalition Against Jihadi, said in another statement that the tanks had been flown from a base in Kuwait.
U.S. and Russian forces frequently interact in Syria, but clashes are rare.