The US-led coalition is selling oil looted at oilfields in southern Deir Ezzor to Turkey, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with China’s Phoenix Television. Assad said that “the Turkish regime plays a direct part in selling the oil, previously with Jabhat al-Nusra, later with ISIS and today with the Americans.” The President said that there are no prospects for the US presence in the country and if US troops remain, they will face a popular resistance and “pay the price”.
Despite Assad remarks, by now US forces had faced little difficulties with their presence in the oil-rich part of eastern Syria. No attacks on US troops by some local resistance or major security incidents of this kind took place during the last few months. However, this may change if the situation in the region escalates.
Over the past week, the Syrian Army has expanded its military presence in northeastern Syria, especially along the M4 highway. The only security incident between Syrian and US troops happened near the al-Qamishli airport, where a Syrian Army unit blocked a US military convoy and forced it to turn around. After this, the US military send reinforcements to the countryside of the city.
On December 15, Turkish President Recep Erdogan repeated his claims that Russia and the United States have not facilitated the complete withdrawal of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, the core of the Syrian Democratic Forces, from the agreed safe zone area. He claimed that there are still “terrorists” in Manbij and “Turkey is full of resolve on fighting against terrorism”. Mimicking Assad, Erdogan said that the “terrorists”, the term used in Turkey to describe Kurdish armed groups, sell oil to the Assad government.
USA is a TERRORIST State
Turkey claims USA backed forces and terrorists sell looted oil to the syrian government they robbed it from? Of course they do erdogan, of course they do mate.
not as if Russia cannot bring its own fuel to the conflict is it?
Several here dont see the rest of the world at all. They are in closed circles only showing their bare unshaved asses, where we only see dirt from their behinds.
None of them even wish for a kind of a life and fight hard to avoid ir. Not even 10 millions not in their own homes and 550.000 dead ones does it. .
And Turkey claims they only want to rid the area of the Kurds and aren’t planning on making incursions into Syrian territory and trying to keep it! This is after they stole everything from Aleppo and now refuse to leave the country, and are buying stolen oil from the US thieves! And if Pres. Assad is buying oil from Kurds, which doesn’t seem likely, well, he has to get it from somewhere, since Syria’s oil is being stolen.
Israel signs Egypt gas permit, becomes major energy exporter
Thats a small very good local network making a lot of sense. Egyptians – as they now has a kind of regained Mubarak -. and also did not became a religios state not even including all egyptians need any income.
There are other lines too. They fight ISIS and semilars together in Sinia.
With modern technology, all pipelines in the region are under threat – whether they are buried or not and whether they are overland or undersea. A drone of unidentified source can put them out of action.
What is the use of holding large reserves of gas when there is not way to bring it to the end-user?
The plans of both Turkey and Israel are untenable IMHO.
So you want some more Assad? US Navy is positioned off the coast ready to hit the butcher regime with a barrage of tomahawks.
Also Hezbolla is positioned north of the apartheid fake state. Remember 2006? Are you still hiding under your bed, or are you killing women and children in Gaza? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5ef3c8f5deaad424b0ead6e70416cb6a6beca3d842f581ff08431899059f48d.jpg
Hesbollah has improved the Lebanse Edonomy by so many of them only need one shoe. Before that Assads invaded but did not have same kind of succes.
Try again, this time in English.
A picture that means all what happen in the middle east.
“…butcher regime” really? Israel?
Still up voting yourself Jacob Lierwitz. You are a pathetic troll. :)
He’s a pathetic PoS troll.
They didn’t hit much between Tor and Pantsir and all those jammers. You folks are your own worst enemies.
David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram “
Hard to predict the future, but thats what has happend – more and less.
Troll-time? That’s not your ground man, most people here seem to know where the enemy is dwelling. And it’s not Assad. The butcher-regime-guys are in the homeland of mossad…and this regime won’t stay forever.
I partly agree. Jews in Israel seemes to behave more and more like the arabs.
No, they are not.
No they’re not Mustafa, you know they’re actually there to stop your boss, not Assad. They’re there to make sure Erdogan doesn’t make good on his threats to close down US facilities, or ‘accidentally’ kill US soldiers. And who else are you going to play good cop bad cop with, you’ve got Verner so far so who’s next, who else is on Erdogan’s payroll.
the jews are getting the oil like they got the oil from iraq
Yes yes, they send it by zipfiles. Much better then htttp.
Erdogan’s becoming funny, with his lack of further excuses to stay or expand his influence in Syria. That statement was ridiculous.
Assad understands the undeniable truth, it costs the US ten times as much to keep the oil as they make out of the oil, more than 10 times as much, so the US doesn’t really want the oil, they just want to stop someone else having access to it.
Turkey (NATO member) is the best Putin’s friend, a criminal genocide country.
Everything that has happened to the people of Syria over the last 8 years is sickening… most Americans that actually know what has taken place (a small percentage unfortunately and most of them Trump supporters) are not at all okay with what has been done in “our” name… horrified would be more accurate.
If Jared was not running Trump’s foreign policy, in concert with the terrorist organization known as the CIA, I think Trump would be playing all of this much differently… hard to know for sure.
Fortunately, I think Jared is going to get caught up in the Ukraine cyclone with a few of his Israeli oligarch buddies, all connected to Epstein no less… we’ll see soon enough.