In recent days, American forces have brought in military reinforcements, including equipment and soldiers, to the Syrian border. These forces arrived from the Iraqi side, heading towards the city of Al-Qa'im, near the border town of Al-Bukamal, along the Euphrates River.
Additionally, the international coalition forces, led by the United States, conducted military drills involving warplanes at the “Koneko” base in the rural area of Deir Ezzor, northeastern Syria. In addition to this, 2,500 American soldiers have entered Iraqi territory and settled in the “Ain Al-Assad” airbase, supplemented with military vehicles and aircraft.
Military experts and Iraqi affair analysts note that “The declared objective of the recent American movements is solely to protect Washington's interests. However, it's uncertain where the next move will be, and speculations are rife with unclear objectives at present.”
Last Thursday, the commander of the “Resolute Determination” operation in the combined task force in Iraq and Syria, American General Matthew McFarlane, revealed that the coalition has been monitoring "threats" led by armed militias in Iraq on social media platforms, indicating targets against US bases in Iraq.