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U.S. Tasks Experienced SDF Fighters With Guarding Oil Fields In Northeast Syria – Report

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U.S. Tasks Experienced SDF Fighters With Guarding Oil Fields In Northeast Syria – Report

US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah, on the border with Turkey on April 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMANUU

The U.S.-led coalition has tasked highly-experienced fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with guarding oil fields in northeast Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 25.

According to the London-based monitoring group, the step is one of many the coalition is taking to strengthen its influence in the northeastern region.

“This step comes in the framework of the ongoing work by the Americans to restate their influence in Eastern Euphrates,” the group’s report reads.

U.S. officers are reportedly paying secret visits to the al-Jazzrah base in the outskirt of the city of Raqqa. The base was one of the sites evacuated by U.S. troops last year to facilitate the Turkish attack on northeast Syria.

The SOHR said the U.S.-led coalition may be planning to return to the base which is still being used by its local ally – the SDF.

Earlier this month, the SOHR reported that the coalition recalled hundreds of SDF fighters who previously worked with its forces in northeast Syria to protect its bases there.

These steps by the U.S.-led coalition are likely meant to confront the growing presence of Russian and Syrian forces in the northeast. Moscow and Damascus are working to build strong influence in the region, mainly through cooperating with Arab tribes there.


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SAA and Russian MPs should encourage local Arab Tribes to take control of this base. Next step, these local tribes should then invite both SAA and Russian MPs to protect them there.


are these experienced SDF like former bicycle thieves????

Pave Way IV

As expected. The US isn’t interested in protecting the oil from ISIS or supporting Kurds or anyone else. It’s interested in monetizing the stolen oil to finance the entirely US-created proxy army of occupation: the SDF.

In typical US fashion, we’ll end up creating more problems than we ‘solve’. It will take more SAA and Shia militia to counter the Wahhabized Arab parts of the SDF, which the US will counter by throwing more head-choppers from Anbar into Syria. Eternal, destabilizing war. We’re the experts at that.


hmmm, I understand this is viewed as a forward projection but, I am sensing pullback here.

Xoli Xoli

John you are right.After collapsed of oil markets to 0 zero dollars. Guarding and looting of Syrian oil is for no use.No more storage facilities all refineries are full.More then 160 massive oil tankers with oil are stranded at USA shores.USA is planning to block and send them away.Oil limitation and control finance war and makes money.Oil flood destroy money market.


Hello Xoli. More or less, that is how I am reading it. It is worthless territory now. So, they are handing it off to the scrubs.

cechas vodobenikov

apparently Kurd rent a cops work for less than amerikans—a nation of rent a cops and coffee servers…probably they r less cowardly and obese than US fake soldiers this demonstrates amrikan stupidity—they pay extra to steal oil that they cannot sell (oil caravans that attempt to smuggle oil through Turkey r routinely destroyed by Russian aerospace services

Xoli Xoli

It is dumping of Kurds all USA warships and weapon carriers crew are infected with kung fu coronavirus.Quarantine and soldiers hospitalized is dramatically on increase.Trump made it clear he cannot keep on fighting other peoples wars. It is Israel Turkey war finance by Saudi.

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