US boosts force in oil-rich east Syria, crosses regime checkpoints

US boosts force in oil-rich east Syria, crosses regime checkpointsWashington has started to send reinforcements to oil-rich eastern Syria, a US defence official said Saturday, as a military convoy flying American flags crossed into the war-torn country from Iraq. The official told AFP that Washington has begun reinforcing positions in Deir Ezzor province with extra military assets in coordination with Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces.



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