The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) steal 140,000 barrels of crude oil on a daily basis from oil fields in Syria’s northeastern province of al-Hasakah.
This was claimed by Ghassan Halim Khalil, governor of Hasakah in an interview with Lebanese al-Akhbar newspaper.
He said that the Kurdish SDF is plundering Syrian oil in various ways, all with the participation and support of American forces deployed to the region.
He said that precise intelligence that was collected indicated that the SDF use tanker trucks from the Taramish area in Tigris and al-Malikiyah to smuggle the Syrian oil to neighboring Iraq.
The governor said that many trucks pass through the illegal al-Mahmoudiyah crossing into Iraq every day, adding that the SDF also regularly sends mounts of stolen oil to their controlled areas in Syria.
Khalil also said that the US ordered the SDF not to allow areas under the control of the Damascus government to receive any of Syria’s oil.
he Iranian agency Fars, citing sources in Damascus, reported on the scale of the theft of Americans and their subordinate forces in Syria on February 22nd.
“Last year , oil production in Syria reached 89 thousand barrels per day. Of these, about 80 thousand barrels were stolen,” said the Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tuome in early February 2021.
That is, the US military and its allies in the person of the Kurds are stealing virtually all the oil in eastern Syria. This is not surprising, since the largest deposit of “black gold” in the Al-Omar SAR in the province of Deir Ezzor is under the control of the Americans.
Earlier, the Russian military department also pointed to the large scale of the plunder of the natural resources of Syria by the Americans in the territories of the country that they occupied. The hydrocarbons extracted from Syria were sent for processing outside the republic.
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