US Forces Establish Third Military Base in Syria's Qamishli

A US patrol in Qamishli’s countryside in Hasakah on April 20, 2022. (AFP)
A US patrol in Qamishli’s countryside in Hasakah on April 20, 2022. (AFP)
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US Forces Establish Third Military Base in Syria's Qamishli

A US patrol in Qamishli’s countryside in Hasakah on April 20, 2022. (AFP)
A US patrol in Qamishli’s countryside in Hasakah on April 20, 2022. (AFP)

US forces established a third military base in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah on Saturday, a war monitor reported.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the new military base was set up in Naqara village, three kilometers southwest of Qamishli city in Hasakah province.

The two other bases are in Himo village, which is located nearly four kilometers northwest of Qamishli, and Tel Fares area, which is located nearly three kilometers to the southwest of Qamishli, adjacent to the end of the runway of Qamishli Airport.

Separately, reliable SOHR sources in Deir Ezzor’s countryside reported that Iran-backed militias have been redeployed in the area, fearing possible attacks by international coalition reconnaissance drones on their positions.

They confirmed that explosions that rocked al-Omar oil field base in Deir Ezzor’s countryside were caused by military drills by coalition forces in the base.



UN Palestinian Agency Seeks Pushback against Israel's Effort to Disband it 

A Palestinian child navigates through heavy damage to a UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons the day after a nearby house was targeted by Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP)
A Palestinian child navigates through heavy damage to a UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons the day after a nearby house was targeted by Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP)
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UN Palestinian Agency Seeks Pushback against Israel's Effort to Disband it 

A Palestinian child navigates through heavy damage to a UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons the day after a nearby house was targeted by Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP)
A Palestinian child navigates through heavy damage to a UNRWA school sheltering displaced persons the day after a nearby house was targeted by Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP)

The head of the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) on Monday called to push back against efforts by Israel to have the organization disbanded.

"Israel has long been critical of the agency's mandate. But it now seeks to end UNRWA's operations, dismissing the agency's status as a United Nations entity supported by an overwhelming majority of Member States," UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini said at a meeting of the agency's advisory commission.

"If we do not push back, other UN entities and international organizations will be next, further undermining our multilateral system."