US Expanding Disused Airstrip in Kurdish-Controlled Syria

© US Air Force / Senior Airman Matthew BruchA US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft flies over northern Iraq Sept. 23, 2014
A US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft flies over northern Iraq Sept. 23, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The United States has allegedly been expanding a disused runway in the Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, media reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The BBC claimed to have satellite images, from the security analysts Stratfor, depicting a disused airstrip near the town of Rmeilan being extended to almost double its length to 0.8 miles. According to the British broadcaster, citing Stratfor, rumors of US activity in the region have been going on for several weeks.

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