“The [aerial] imagery was made in the vicinity of Zakho (a city in Iraqi Kurdistan), there were 11,775 tankers and trucks on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border,” Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy told on Friday.
Oil trucks are crossing Syrian-Turkish bordeline:
“It must be noted that oil from both Iraq and Syria come through this [Zakho] checkpoint,” General Rudskoy said.
Trucks loaded with oil also continue to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, Rudskoy said.
The number of tankers on the northern and western routes used for transporting oil from Syria is declining, the general added.
“According to satellite data, the number of oil tankers moving through the ‘northern route’ towards the refinery in the [Turkish] city of Batman has considerably diminished,” Rudskoy said.
According to Rudskoy, the number of tankers using the ‘western route,’ between the Turkish cities of Reyhanli (at the border with Syria) and the city of Iskenderun, has decreased to 265 vehicles.
This became possible due to the Russian Spacedefense Forces’ activity aimed on destroying tankers used by terrorits for oil transportation and terrorist-controlled oil facilities.