Arab media outlet Al-Masdar News reports a deal between the US military and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) that would permit the US to establish a presence at Tabqa Airbase in Raqqa Governonate. No reports yet as to what level of presence, or for what purpose.

Editor’s Note: Al-Masdar News (AMN) is a media outlet that claims to be “free from any political or corporate funding, sponsorship or association.” (from AMN About page)

“With ground sources in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and elsewhere across the globe, Al-Masdar News is dedicated to providing breaking news as they happen directly from the location.” – AMN Board

Critics have called the outlet “pro-Assad” and accused them of spreading “conspiracy theories.” As such, the reader is urged to look further for supporting and conflicting evidence.


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