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US Navy Captain Bill Urban said the move would "ensure the safety and security of Coalition forces".
He added that, alongside the fighting vehicles, which had been based in Kuwait, the US would also deploy a "Sentinel radar" and increase "the frequency of US fighter patrols over US forces".
"The United States does not seek conflict with any other nation in Syria, but will defend Coalition forces if necessary," Mr Urban, a spokesman for US Central Command, said in a statement on Friday.
Mr Urban did not mention Russia by name, but a separate statement from a US official, first reported by NBC News, was more pointed.
"These actions and reinforcements are a clear signal to Russia to adhere to mutual de-confliction processes and for Russia and other parties to avoid unprofessional, unsafe and provocative actions in north-east Syria," the unnamed US official said.
NBC News cited officials as saying the troops and vehicles were sent to deter Russian forces from entering a security area, where US coalition and Kurdish forces were operating.
Over the years, there have been frequent interactions between US and Russian forces in Syria. But in recent weeks, incidents in north-east Syria have become increasingly belligerent.
The US said Russian forces had entered a "security zone" that they had agreed to stay out of. Russia, meanwhile, said it had given the US military prior warning that it would be patrolling there.
The US has about 500 troops in the area - far fewer than previously - to help secure it against any further threat from Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
Sounds like peace is coming.
TEL AVIV — The last American president to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was honored less for something tangible he had achieved, and more for who he was and what he represented. President Barack Obama, the Nobel committee declared in 2009, has “created a new climate in international politics.”
Whatever one might think about Trump’s other actions and overall personality, the president deserves to be seriously considered for a Nobel Peace Prize. And if not him, it should go to his adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. They deserve it for achieving a breakthrough that eluded all of Trump’s predecessors, something no president before him has done: He successfully pushed for two back-to-back peace treaties between Israel and a pair of Arab nations — the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — signed at the White House on Tuesday.
I see now you were politically motivated to post this thread.
Heads up this is not the mud pit.
So the US intelligence agencies didn’t actually create Isis to try and topple the Assad “regime” then?
Or the chemical attack at Douma wasn’t a false flag?
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: odzeandennz
Sounds more like the draw down of troops in Syria was a politically motivated mistake.
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