As U.S. forces exited Syria in a hurry, reports and videos coming in suggest they are dumping equipment and leaving bases intact while stripping sensitive items.
Some members of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claimed that U.S. forces have been blowing up vehicles as they vacated their bases. The Pentagon and OIR have yet to respond to media queries detailing what equipment, if any is being destroyed as U.S. forces scramble to leave Syria.
Emergency equipment destruction procedures often fall under various unit standard operating procedures.
The U.S. is in the midst of rapidly withdrawing about 1,000 U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. Those forces are expected to redeploy within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, according to military officials.
The last time U.S. forces may have made a “deliberate withdrawal” from a warzone appears to be Iraq in 2011.