Syria: US-led Coalition Training SDF Militants In Al-Hasakah

Saturday 21 January 2023 - 12:53

ISWNews Analysis Group – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) carried out military drills in al-Shaddadi base in the presence of some US-led coalition officers and forces.

The Al-Shaddadi strategic base, which is located near the Al-Jabsa oil fields in the southern outskirts of Al-Hasakah Governorate, is considered one of the most vital weaponry and fuel depots of the US-led coalition.

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Within recent weeks and following Turkiye’s threats to initiate ground military operations in northern areas of Syria, the number of joint drills by the US-led coalition and the SDF militants has significantly amplified. The training of the SDF militants is carried out by the US-led coalition trainers, who focus on Tactics of urban warfare as well as the usage of anti-tank arms, including the TOW guided missiles.

It is noteworthy to mention that the military drills are the second joint exercises between the US-led coalition and the SDF militants in Al-Haskah Governorate in the past week. The US-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces held another joint military exercise in the neighborhood of “Ghuwairan” in the south of the capital city of Hasakah in the Al-Hasakah Governorate a few days ago.

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