Pentagon is planning to send tanks and armored vehicles to Syrian oil fields. Two weeks ago, President Trump ordered virtually all US troops out of Syria. Now, in a stunning reversal, the Pentagon plans to send armored forces to protect oil fields, according to a US official. The deployment of heavy armor to Syria would represent a significant escalation in the fight, requiring a contingent of additional troops to operate and maintain the vehicles, as well as forces to protect their bases. Source 3q.
US launches airstrikes in Syria in first military action of Biden administration. The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. Service member and other coalition troops. Ref. USAToday.