Washington returns to bases it had withdrawn from in northern Syria
Al Mayadeen's sources confirm equipment and technicians have arrived in the international coalition's former Kharab Ashik based in the Aleppo countryside.
The international "coalition", led by the US, is now repositioning itself again in Syria, almost two and a half years after former US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the country and his walking back from it later on and keeping his forces around oil and gas fields.
The repositioning was apparent in the new activity exhibited by US soldiers and technicians in the city of Ayn Al-Arab in the northeastern Aleppo countryside, which Washington had withdrawn from in 2019 just days before Turkey launched operation "Peace Spring" in which it occupied the northern countrysides of Hasakah and Raqqa.
Al Mayadeen's sources asserted that a coalition delegation reached the Kharab Ashik base in the countryside of Ayn Al-Arab and has begun to rehabilitate the base. This base is one of others that the US plans to return to again as part of a new military tactic adopted by the Biden administration.
Sources revealed it is likely that coalition soldiers would return in a short time, which would constitute a sort of announcement of the United States' new positioning in Syria.
Just days ago, the US treasury exempted territories under SDF control in northeastern Syria from its Ceasar Act and allowed some foreign investment without facing sanctions.
US acting assistant secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, spoke in Marrakech, Morocco, in a meeting with the global coalition against ISIS. The US will issue a general license that permits companies to act without US sanction restrictions.
"The United States intends in the next few days to issue a general license to facilitate private economic investment activity in non-regime-held areas liberated from ISIS in Syria," she said, referring to ISIS.