US amending broken deterrence in Syria by fortifying occupation bases
Sources reveal to Al Mayadeen that the United States is fortifying its occupation in Syria fearing new Resistance operations.
Sources disclosed to Al Mayadeen that the United States is experiencing unprecedented confusion and is fortifying its forces in its military occupation bases in Syria.
This move comes amid fears of operations by the Resistance that have so far resulted in 58 casualties according to the latest US report, as the Islamic Resistance in Iraq continues to target the American presence in both Syria and Iraq, in alignment with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and in support of Gaza.
The sources confirmed that al-Omar oilfield base, the largest American occupation base in Syria, and the Conoco gas plant base in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor have seen the arrival of additional reinforcements in weapons and equipment.
Deployed hardware included anti-air systems, such as Avengers USAASC and THAAD, specialized in detecting and intercepting low-altitude targets, such as cruise missiles, drones, and loitering munitions.
Since October 17, the two bases have been targeted 18 times, with 10 attacks on al-Omar and 8 on Conoco, the sources added. The frequency of attacks on US troops, 61 as of November 17, has raised alarms, especially since there were approximately 80 similar incidents between January 2021 and March of this year.
These operations and their frequency have prompted Washington to take these measures, as both military bases are near the front lines with the Syrian Arab Army and its allied forces.
Furthermore, American forces are conducting daily training exercises simulating defense against incoming targets, evacuation procedures for residences and headquarters, and entering safe shelters within the occupation bases, in preparation for possible aerial and ground attacks, the sources revealed.
Since the escalation of Resistance operations against American sites, the United States has brought in more than 150 trucks loaded with equipment and weapons, utilizing the Kharab al-Jir airport and al-Shadadi base as air transportation hubs for these materials, according to the sources.
They also noted that the US has attempted to deter the Resistance attacks in Iraq. However, the increase and consistency of operations have proven that these attempts have so far failed.
While the Americans increased their threats against targeting their bases, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq not only continued to attack US military presence but also expanded its operations to target Israeli military sites in occupied Palestine.
Earlier this month, the Resistance group announced that it attacked a vital target for the Israeli occupation on the coast of the Dead Sea.
In a statement, the Iraqi factions said the operation came in response to the massacres committed by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian civilians, including children, women, and the elderly, confirming that it would continue to "strike the enemy's strongholds" until the Israeli aggression on Gaza stops.
A recent surge in operations against US occupation forces in the Middle East has ignited growing concerns within the Defense Department and raised questions about the American strategy of maintaining its foothold in the region, as well as facing growing Resistance groups exerting their right to self-determination.
In the latest toll admitted by Washington, Sabrina Singh, the Deputy Press Secretary of the Pentagon, informed journalists earlier this week that 56 US personnel sustained injuries in the operations, 32 of which were categorized with non-serious injuries, while the remaining 27 individuals suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Thus far, Biden has greenlit three rounds of airstrikes, all concentrated in eastern Syria, the most recent of which was on November 12. But the attacks have failed to quell the ongoing Resistance operations.
US officials are voicing their dismay with the "incoherent" approach and limited attacks on the Resistance groups practically telling Washington to leave the region alone as US President Joe Biden authorized airstrike after airstrike that seemed to not to so much as to decrease the pace of Resistance operations, The Washington Post reported.