Between October 20 and November 23, two Resistance missile and drone attacks targeted US positions in central and eastern Syria, one targeting the first illegal US base in the Syria/Iraq/Jordan border triangle,
one targeting the first illegal US base in the Syria/Iraq/Jordan border triangle, which also serves as an air operation relay for the Zionist entity, with its 55 km buffer zone, namely al-Tanf, and the other targeting the second important American base created illegally in eastern Syria, not far from the Syrian-Iraqi borders in Hassakeh, and through which America deals with the stolen oil from the Syrians, al-Kharab al-Jisr These two well-premeditated strikes by the Resistance against the Yankees have had a double message: the United States can now neither maintain its military presence in the Levant with impunity nor continue to steal Syrian oil. In both cases, the impact was immediate.
Since October 20, no Israeli F-16 has dared to cross the Syrian-Jordanian skies to enter the skies over al-Tanf and launch strikes against Syria. Observers would even say that this was a masterstroke insofar as this attack pushed the Israeli F-16s to go further north, namely into the skies over the occupied Golan Heights or the Galilee or into the Mediterranean airspace, thus falling into a mega trap because the Syrian-South Lebanese borders are now, as the reinforced Syrian DCA has well proven, riddled not only with radars, interceptor missiles but also electronic warfare devices, the same ones that, by the way, three days ago caused an Israeli F-15 in the Negev sky to malfunction in its flight altitude control device or cost the Haifa flak another missile that pierced it without a hitch during one of those unfortunate Israeli strikes against Homs, a missile that even failed a few places from Leviathan in the Mediterranean.
As for the strike against the Syrian oil smuggling terminal, which the Americans surrounded with military, a whole war machine and gave it the name of base, the blow was even more murderous since the Yanks were immediately to ease the Caesar law and to authorize “American Ongs” to trade oil with Syria. But is this double US backtracking a capitulation?
According to Syrian sources, the losses and damage in Kharab al-Jisr are about to be restored, as Washington has sent new military convoys equipped with heavy weapons. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, referring to local sources in the northeastern region of al-Yaroubiya, where the oil smuggling network was targeted,” the US armed forces have just deployed more than a hundred new armed vehicles, divided into two large convoys. The convoys each contained more than 100 military trucks carrying tactical, operational and logistical equipment, in addition to heavy weapons and other supplies.
Troops accompanied the convoys, in addition to other war vehicles that are used to provide security for the transports. According to the agency, these vehicles were previously in Iraqi territory, but they literally fled as the Pentagon’s December 31 deadline for a so-called withdrawal of military troops from Iraq approached. For the moment, no official statement has been made about the new deployment of troops and vehicles by the United States, but the information should be true, given that a so-called new offensive against terrorism in Syria is already being planned in advance.
Technically speaking, the sending of a military convoy equipped with various tactical tools could lead one to believe that US troops are preparing for a military offensive in the short term. However, the equipment carried by the convoy has an infrastructure function. Is the US setting the stage for the future presence of more soldiers to conduct military operations? If this is the case, which could be true after all insofar as Syrian oil, despite many analyses aimed at underestimating its importance and quantity, feeds Israel once it reaches Ashkelon, and that the disappearance of US troops from the landscape would mean the liberation of two thirds of Syrian oil reserves and thus the emergence of pipelines, Syrian-Russian gas pipeline and resistance throughout the Levant, it would be necessary to flesh out the tactics of the future fight. This seems to be about to happen.
There will obviously be a fierce guerrilla war, the beginnings of which are already announced with the rallying of thousands of young people from the tribes of Deir ez-Zor and Hassaka to the Syrian army, which is taking place before the bewildered eyes of the Americans entrenched in the north of this province and whose so-called FDS auxiliaries cannot counter. These thousands of young people, some 7000 in eight days who sign the offer of the government and put themselves at the disposal of the state and that the latter will not delay to arm to send to combat. But there will also be an increase in anti-U.S. strikes to come, obviously involving drones and missiles from the Resistance. This is far from being the end of the story, because who says that the Syrian Air Force, one of the pillars of the country’s national defense, would remain forever alone in protecting the country’s skies, hitting the terrorists and their sponsors on the ground. Is the Syrian Air Force preparing to conduct joint operations with the Iranian-made drones, which are mainly concentrated in the center and east of the country?
It is possible that the joint Syria-Resistance HQ is working on refining this concept, using a drone-aircraft navigation and piloting algorithm already explored in multiple military exercises in Iran: a swarm of drones with a range of 40 to 400 kilometers and a payload of 5 to 15 kilograms that would operate by sharing stored data with each other and with fighter planes on targets to be shot down. If it is true that swarms of drones operate in teams with a “smart” drone, larger in size, which pilots the operation, it is also true that this mother drone could be replaced by an airplane, which would take over the task of leading the drone swarm. It would then be largely difficult for US troops on the ground to resist complex drone-aircraft strikes, especially when we have before us a vengeful Russia that is cutting the brakes to avenge the US incursions in Donbass and the Black Sea somewhere in the Levant.