US Building Two Air Bases in Northeast Syria

March 7, 2016   |   admintam

Jason Ditz
March 7, 2016

(ANTIWAR) New reports from the Kurdish media in Syria suggest the US is expanding its operations inside northeast Syria, and is now working on two separate air bases inside territory controlled by the Kurdish YPG.

A US project to expand the Rmelian Airfield was initially reported back in January, and the new report suggested that the Rmelian project is almost finished. The second project is at an as-yet-undisclosed site near the Kurdish city of Kobani.

US Central Command issued a statement “denying” that the US had any direct control over any airfields in Syria, though they did not actually deny that the projects themselves were ongoing, saying they are looking to increase “efficiency for logistics” in Syrian Kurdistan.

The Kurdish reports suggested that the US is already actively using the Rmelian field for flights of military helicopters. Even after expansion, the base is not expected to be big enough for most warplanes, but could accept arms deliveries as well as flights to deliver troops to the area.


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4 Comments

  1. OH right, the Ever Expanding Empire..Seriously you guys have nothing better to do than make up rubbish ?

    I suppose the fact that these airfields are in Kurdish controlled Areas of Northern Syria has nothing at all to do with the Kurds ??????

    Assad 's Regime does not control The YPG's Territory in Northern Syria and as such they don't require Assad's authorization for the US to use these airfields to resupply them..Period.

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  2. World War 3 in the making . . . .should be a good movie to watch . . . . assuming we survive . . . . . .

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  3. I am against the Syrian President and government, but I think the U.S. should get out of the ME. All we've done is made things far worse for us, our allies and the ME

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