US bases in Syria
Based on information obtained by FNA from media outlets and field sources, the 7 bases in which the US forces are deployed are:
- The US forces are seeking to turn Rmeilan airfield in Syria's Northern province of Hasakah into their new operations room and build helipads in there.
- Mabrouka village in the Western parts of Qamishli where at least 45 US special army forces have been deployed.
- The French Lafarge cement factory, which is located between Kobane and the town of Ain Issa in Jalabiya in Northeastern Syria. Informed sources have reported that the US has increased the number of forces deployed in the region, adding that another base is being built for training the militants and helicopter landing.
- Ain Issa base near a town in Northern Syria, which is hosting over 100 US forces.
- Kobane base in Northern Syria in which more than 300 US special forces have been deployed.
- Tel Byder base in Hasaka province and in the Western parts of Qamishli which is equipped with helipad for military helicopters. The US trains militants in this base. Expanded with an airstrip between 15 September and 17 October 2017.
- Tal Abyadh base which has been the scene of most US forces' moves in Syria. At least 200 US special forces, equipped with armored vehicles, have been deployed in the region and the US flags have been hoisted above certain government buildings in the area.
— US Deploying Forces in 7 Bases in Northern Syria - Fars News, September 24, 2016
- Qarah Qawzaq on the east bank of the Euphrates south of Kobane, according to Elijah Magnier in July 2017.
- Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging in the Desert - David Axe, The Daily Beast, July 11, 2017
- Rare photos: Massive US Airbase established in northern Syria - Chris Tomson, AMN, July 11, 2017
- U.S. Bases Strategically Placed To Prevent Syrian Military From Advancing; Outlining Borders Of Kurdistan - Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post, July 12, 2017
- US increases military posts supporting PKK/PYD in Syria, Anadolu Agency, July 17, 2017
- Pentagon Furious After Turkey Leaks U.S. Base Locations In Syria: "Hard Not To See This As A F-You" -ZeroHedge, July 19, 2017
- Substantial upgrade of US infrastructures + various vehicles deployment including AH-64 Apache/Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopters in Syria - Already Happened, November 26, 2017
- Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases - Alex Hern, The Guardian, January 28, 2018
- US established up to 20 military bases in Syria's Kurdistan - Russian Security Council - RT, March 1, 2018
- US Establishes Large Military Base in Oil-Rich Syrian Province - SDF - Sputnik, March 27, 2018
- The new US military base is being built in the vicinity of al-Omar oilfield – the biggest oil deposit in Syria.
- US builds up forces in northern Syria, Kurds say ‘Coalition is here for Turks’ - Sputnik, April 7, 2018
- Washington Deployed 19 Military Facilities in Syria to Train Militants - Analyst - Sputnik, June 26, 2018
- U.S. Military Bases and Facilities in the Middle East - American Security Project, June 2018