The U.S. Central Command “has deployed radar Sentinel, increased the frequency of US fighter patrols over US forces and deployed combat vehicles Bradleyto increase U.S. forces “in the area controlled by the United States with Allied Kurds, said Army spokesman Captain Bill Erban.
The armored vehicles sent as reinforcements are no more than six, and “less than 100 people” have been sent to maneuver with them, said a U.S. official who wanted to remain anonymous.
Not to mention Russia, Erban said the aim of the measures was to “help ensure the security of Coalition forces” and that the United States “does not seek a conflict with another country in Syria, but will defend Coalition forces if necessary.”
However, the anonymous US official said the actions “are a clear signal to Russia to adhere to bilateral conflict prevention processes and to Russia and other parties avoiding unprofessional, insecure and provocative actions in northeastern Syria.”
In October last year, US President Donald Trump exported US fighter jets Bradley from this region. He had tried to withdraw all US troops from Syria in early 2019, but then agreed to leave a few hundred soldiers there to protect the oil fields.
In recent weeks, the US military in Syria has had some incidents with Russian forces deployed along the Turkish border in agreement with Ankara. At the end of August, seven American soldiers were injured in a collision with a Russian car.