BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The Arabic-language Al-Watan newspaper claimed on Monday that the U.S.-backed Jaysh Mughawar Al-Thura is forcing tens of youth from the al-Rukban Camp to join their ranks in the al-Tanf region near the Iraqi border.

Citing sources from the U.S.-backed group, Al-Watan said these new personnel are going through intensive military training for a major battle in the near future.

The newspaper said these forces will  attempt to expel the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the key border town of Albukamal and large town of Al-Maydeen in rural Deir Ezzor.

Al-Watan newspaper also quoted informed sources as saying that the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have also been dispatched to these fronts to aid in the offensive.

The sources also pointed to efforts by the SDF to send more equipment to the region, adding that the main aim for this operation is cutting the international highway.

In a relevant development on Saturday, media reports revealed that Washington had dispatched new military aid to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Eastern Euphrates after declaring an end to the war on ISIL.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition has sent new military convoys, including tens of trucks carrying military aid and logistical equipment, from the Iraqi Kurdistan region to areas controlled by the SDF in Eastern Euphrates.

It added that over 810 trucks carrying military and logistic equipment for the U.S.-led coalition have arrived in Eastern Euphrates.

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And this is where Russia needs to make a stand to show its Middle East allies it is serious. Either place Russian troops and weapons in Albu Kamal with air cover and state that it will help defend Syria or risk being regarded as a has-been power.

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US backed terrorist tried in the past to advance from Al Tanf to Damascus and were crushed by Russian air force..

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Al-Thura dudes have in their contract to NOT ENGAGE if fights with SAA. It was the defunct New Syrian Army that had its camp bombed by Russian air force (twice in a single day). These also never attacked SAA. Can you point any Al-Thura terrorist action? In fact, it was SAA that tried in the past to advance to Al Tanf and were crushed by USAF. Al-Thura is a militia set up by USA and backed by US SOFs It doesn’t makes them terrorists and matters never went further than a very few limited skirmishes with SAA. Al Thura was… Read more »

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“It doesn’t makes them terrorists”

Holy sheet that was rich. How long is your nose?

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Al-Watan newspaper is based in Qatar.
I doubt that Qatari journos are allowed to enter Syria or Jordan in order to move to al-Tanf and I also doubt that Al-Thura would talk about their plans to journos as they simply never did.
I smell SERIOUS BULLSHÏT

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Nunca se debe creer en presidente de EE.UU. (Trump), nunca abandonará Siria, este tipo maneja hipocritamente doble discurso.