It is noted that the convoy includes dozens of military personnel, military equipment and helicopters.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense, commenting on Washington’s intention to keep a group of American troops in eastern Syria, said that the purpose of such actions was to protect hydrocarbon deposits from attacks.

On October 7, US President Donald Trump said the time had come for the United States to "get out of endless wars" and bring its soldiers back from Syria home.

Later, the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, reported that the United States is deploying about 1 thousand troops from Syria to Iraq to fight IS *.

On Friday, October 25, Esper spoke about US plans to send additional forces to the province of Deir ez-Zor in Syria to protect oil resources there and eliminate the situation of militants taking control of this area.

* “Islamic State” (IG) - the organization was recognized as terrorist by decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2014.