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Norwegian special forces allegedly fighting in Syria
By Eric Sof May 24, 2017
Last weekend, Mid-Eastern sources claimed Norwegian soldiers had entered Syria from Iraq’s Anbar province. This was neither confirmed nor refuted by Norwegian defense officials, leaving a big question mark over Norway’s alleged presence in the Syrian border region, which was recently attacked by the US forces.
The Arab website AMN quoted Iraqi officer Shakir Abid, who claimed the Iraqi government had allowed the Norwegian soldiers to cross the country’s border, the idea being that the Norwegians should join the American and British forces already in Syria against the will of Syrian authorities.
Also NRT News from Iraqi Kurdistan reported that Norwegian forces were in Syria, quoting Shakir Abid who claimed that the Norwegians had been tasked with the protection of the Syrian side of al-Tanf border crossing.
About 150 or so U.S. trained Arab fighters will be flown from al-Tanf to north-east Syria where they will join the (hated) Kurdish forces. They may later try to reach the ISIS besieged Deir Ezzor from the north or get pushed into some suicide mission against another ISIS position. The Syrian army will approach and liberate Deir Ezzor most likely from the south and east. It is unlikely that it will let U,S. proxy forces take part in that. The U.S. contingent will move west out of al-Tanf and back into Jordan. The Syrian and Iraqi forces will take over the Al Waleed border crossing at al-Tanf and the regular commercial traffic on the Damascus-Baghdad road will resume.