US Actions in Syria’s At Tanf Violate Humanitarian Law – Reconciliation Center

US Actions in Syria’s At Tanf Violate Humanitarian Law – Reconciliation Center
AP Photo/ Hammurabi’s Justice NewsMiddle East08:27 03.11.2017(updated 09:57 03.11.2017) Get short URL275791

The humanitarian situation in At Tanf remains extremely difficult as refugees in the neighboring Rukban camp cannot get access to humanitarian and medical aid.

The US established a military base with a ban to approach it closer than 55 kilometers in a close vicinity to the refugee camp, which may be considered a war crime, the Russian reconciliation center said Friday. 

The reconciliation center reports that, according to witnesses, the US has recently deployed another camp near Rukban where militants gather in order to join the next moderate opposition — “National Syrian Army”, which is being formed by the US. The cost of recruitment in each faction is defined by the US after bargaining with field commanders that is why the income difference can be considerable among militants from different groups. On October 29 in a clashes between two militant groups thirteen refugees were killed and over twenty were injured.

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The military base established by the US in April 2017 near the town of At Tanf on the Syrian-Jordan border has also become a problem for Syrian forces fighting the Daesh terrorist group. The United States justified the setting up of a military base there by the need to carry out operations against Daesh, however, since the establishment of the base there have been no reports of American anti-terrorist operations, according to the Russian Defense ministry.

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Russian Defense Ministry also has also accused the United States and illegal armed groups of preventing the Syrian government from setting up a safe corridor for deliveries of humanitarian supplies for refugees in the Rukban camp in Homs province. However, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon refuted the accusation as “false” and “baseless” assuring that the coalition’s partner force allowed deliveries to pass.