US military to shift for the first time the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) into Syrian territory from Jordan

Source: AT

The move by the US military to shift for the first time the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) into Syrian territory from Jordan is “breaking news.” According to CNN, the deployment will be at the military base in Al-Tanf near Syria’s border with Iraq in the south-eastern region, which is currently an area of contestation between US-backed rebel groups and Syrian government forces. The Russian Ministry of Defence has signaled disquiet. A statement in Moscow on Thursday speculated that the deployment suggests the US intends to attack Syrian government forces. The Russian statement said:

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