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AUGUST 2020

Hundreds Of SDF Fighters Completed Training To ‘Guard’ Oil Fields In Northeastern Syria (Photos)

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The U.S.-led coalition announced on July 15 that 250 fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had completed a “specialized training program.”

In an official statement, the coalition revealed that the fighters, who completed training on July 5, would be sent to “critical Petroleum Infrastructure sites” in Syria’s northeastern region to guard them.

“The SDF, mentored by Special Operation Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, keep Daesh from funding its territorial control and operations,” the Special Operation Joint Task Force said in the statement.

The SDF controls all large oil fields in northeastern Syria with support from the coalition. Around 500 U.S. troops were kept in the region to “guard” the fields and keep them out of Damascus control.

Last April, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that the coalition is working to tighten its control over Syrian oil fields by recruiting guards from the SDF ranks. The group said the step was meant to strengthen U.S. influence in the northeast.

The U.S. is not hiding its plans to continue its military presence in northeastern Syria, especially in oil-rich areas. Damascus and Russia are challenging these plans by building a strong influence in the region.

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  • shylockracy

    A nice Ziocorporate CIA proxy force made up of Kurd, and the ISIS, and al-Qaeda freedom fighters who didn’t want to join the Turks; to ensure stability and democracy in the NE Syria.

  • Pave Way IV

    250 SDF guards to protect the oil from ISIS. Meantime, the ISIS concentration camps in northeast Syria are leaking head-choppers like a God damn sieve. Head-choppers that will need that oil revenue to feed their little head-choppers.

    Outstanding job creating SDF human sacrifices for that Israeli-controlled OIL, SOF. See, I remember a time when you guys were on our side. You know, the Constitution and all? …No? Well, it was a pretty long time ago. Nobody will blame you for following the neocon shekels like your treasonous pals in CENTCOM.

  • Jim Bim

    250 traitors completed US terror training.

    • Fog of War

      They’re actually not traitors as they never really had any loyalty to Syria to begin with.

      • Jim Bim

        They are Syrian nationals and therefore traitors.

        • Fog of War

          Only by Syria’s grace and , honestly , naivety. The Turds never had any intention of being of being Syrian citizens. They were just playing a waiting game. I think that should be very obvious now.

  • Free man

    The Kurds are the best fighters in Syria. And the oil in eastern Syria is funding the war on ISIS and the development of an area that the Assad regime has neglected in the past.
    Putin should negotiate with the Americans on the reunification of eastern Syria into the parts controlled by Assad. But this will only happen when the Iranians withdraw their militias from Syria.

  • Saubhik Ghosh, frnd of israel

    usa must vacate d oilfields and let syria unite under a liberal govt…otherwise ISIS headchoppers r real threat to human peace…..time to point all guns towards wahabi salafi sunni radicals

    • guest

      Only the secular Assad regime can manage Syria and US and Turkish occupation must end and Golan liberated.

  • Ronald

    What delicious irony, the northern oil fields happen to be in the areas were the Christians are in a majority, Hasaka and Al Qashimi.

    These Syrian Christians are turning the US ‘Christian’ troops back on their patrols.
    I don’t see the Arab Sunni Kurds doing any better.

  • Potato Man

    “The SDF, mentored by SOJTF-OIR, keep Daesh from funding its territorial control and operations.”

    I wonder where ISIS/Al-Qaeda/Daesh sold their oil to which country? Surely not to a NATO member called Turkey which also call Daesh “Freedom fighters” to this day.

    I don’t like SDF as they are like hoe coming back for US aid 24/7 again and again, I believe if US killed half of Kurds civilians they would still come back to US.

  • verner

    these sdf fools are just useful idiots for the deranged states of A in its quest to make life for the jews in palestine safe – it’s doomed to fail, the jews will be kicked to kingdom come and the kurds in the borderland will be kicked into place as tenants when the deranged states of A is forced to leave, as they will.

  • guest

    Turkish AWACS crashed or shot down near Armenian border

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Seven Turkish security personnel were killed
    when a reconnaissance plane crashed in eastern Van province, state-owned
    Anadolu news agency quoted the interior minister as saying on Thursday.

    Suleyman Soylu said the plane crashed on a mountain at an
    altitude of 2,200 feet (670 metres). The dead included the two pilots,
    Anadolu quoted him as saying.

    Accident investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash, NTV said.

  • jm74

    One can safely bet that Assad regrets giving the Kurds Syrian citizenship.