It is learned that a United States (US) military convoy is carrying military equipment, ammunition, and fuel from US bases in Iraq to Syria. Local sources also reported that the convoy entered eastern Syria from Iraq on Monday night.
Recently, the US military has increased its military presence in Syria, which has been in the grip of a foreign-backed militancy since 2011, and has repeatedly denounced this deployment as "illegal".
In August, the Pentagon sent a convoy through the al-Walid border crossing between Iraq and Syria to bases in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria. The convoy of at least 50 vehicles arrived on August 14 at US bases in the Koniko gas field and the Al Omar oil field.
The Pentagon claims that the deployment of forces and equipment in Syria is aimed at preventing the oil fields from falling into the hands of terrorists. The Syrian government, on the other hand, claims that the deployment is aimed at plundering the Arab country's natural resources.
In a letter sent to the United Nations (UN) on Sunday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called for an end to the illegal presence of US occupation troops and the return of the country's energy reserves and natural resources to Damascus.
The ministry noted that the damage caused to Syria's oil and mining sectors as a result of "acts of aggression and sabotage" by US forces and allied terrorists amounted to 115.2 billion dollars.
Source: Anadolu Agency