Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2022 for the Department of Defense in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2021.InternationalIndiaAfricaTUNIS (Sputnik) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent trip of US Gen. Mark Milley to a US base in northeastern Syria as a violation of the country’s sovereignty, Syrian state news agency reported on Sunday. “Syria strongly condemns the illegal visit of the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff to an illegal US military base in northeastern Syria,” the ministry said, calling it a flagrant violation of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. WorldDevastating Quakes? Don’t Care Must Rob: US Continues Oil Looting of Quake-Hit Syria4 March, 19:17 GMTMultiple US media have reported about the unannounced trip that took place on Saturday. Gen. Milley is said to have visited a logistics base in a Kurdish-held area to talk with troops and prepare recommendations for the Pentagon. The mission was allegedly in support of the US operation to defeat the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia).