The Syrian Army dismantles a US-backed terror cell in the central Homs province and seizes a large number of its weapons.
The extremist gang had infiltrated the town of Al-Boshra, located in the north-west of the city of Al-Sujna, in Homs province, when they faced fire from the Syrian Army artillery, the local newspaper reported on Tuesday. Al-Watan.
The terrorists, the report adds, had departed from the US military base in the Al-Tanf area (in southeastern Syria), near the border with Jordan and Iraq, bound for the city of Al-Sujna.
The Syrian Forces killed three members of the gang and captured three others, in addition to confiscating a large number of weapons and ammunition they were carrying, according to the report.
The US has a number of soldiers deployed in Syria, mostly in the north of the country, where it has established some 20 military centers, between bases and facilities, without authorization from the Syrian government. Another part of its troops is in the base of Al-Tanf, a region located in the extreme south-east of the Syrian province of Homs.
The Syrian and Russian authorities have repeatedly warned that the United States is using its military base in the Al-Tanf desert region as “a safe haven for terrorists.”
Russia, an ally of the Syrian government in fighting terrorism, accuses the US of arming terrorist gangs in exchange for looting the oil facilities and fields of the Arab country.
For its part, the Government of Damascus denounces the illegal presence of the United States in Syria, reiterating that the Americans and the militiamen it supports have not only complicated the crisis in the country, but have, in fact, hampered any solution to the same by reinforcing the dynamics of war through third parties.