US Establishing Airbases in Rojava: Source

Mar 06, 2016

The US is allegedly constructing two military airbases in the Syrian Kurdistan [commonly known as Rojava] to boost its presence and military support for the Syrian Kurdish forces.

A military source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed to BasNews that USA is now establishing two airbases in the Kurdish areas of northeastern Syria which can be used for both military and non-military purposes.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, stated that scores of US experts and technicians are now working on the runway of a disused airfield in Rmeilan, Hasaka province of northeastern Syria. “The majority of the work is already completed.”

According to the source, the second airbase will be located in the South-East of Kobani where the construction is underway.

According to satellite imagery previously obtained by the security analysts Stratfor, the USA started renovating and expanding a disused airbase near north-eastern borders with Iraq, where is significantly close to the IS major stronghold of Mosul in Iraq.

Report and photo from: BAS News (Kurdistan):