The US Army began building a new military base in the the town of Baghouz in the southeastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
According to the Sputnik News Agency, this base will be its fourth in the governorate, and the ninth in eastern Syria.
A Sputnik correspondent in Hassakeh Governorate quoted local sources in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor as saying that the US Army started a few days ago to establish a military base in the rural region of Baghouz
The sources said that the first step in establishing the base was equipping a helipad in order to secure logistical supplies for the base.
The sources added that on Monday the US Army deployed the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to a number of points around the under construction base, to protect it.
The US Army is already stationed in three bases in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, specifically near the oil and gas fields.
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