US continues illegal looting of Syrian crude
Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 120 tanker trucks, in two different groups, transported Syrian oil to Iraq, illegally extracted from oil fields in the Al Jazeera region, press media and local activists denounced today.
According to sources, a first convoy of 70 cars crossed near the city of Qamishli towards the Al Walid border crossing, controlled by the US military in conjunction with groups from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Another caravan, this time of 50 vehicles, left Remelan, north of the administrative division of the northern provinces of Hasaka, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, the reports said. Such events, insistently denounced by the Syrian authorities and Russia, occur no less than twice a week and intensified from January of the year that is almost ending, according to the data accumulated to date.
Complaints in this regard indicate that the United States and the SDF, made up mostly of Kurds, have agreements through shell companies for the looting of hydrocarbons and that they lack legal support and violate international law.
After the alleged eviction of extremist elements of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, from the entire region mentioned, the United States and with the cooperation and support of the FDS, maintains no less than a dozen bases and even when it announced 72 hours ago, the withdrawal of 50 troops from the indicated area.
On the other hand, in areas of the provinces of Hasaka, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, US troops carry out support operations with helicopters and medium armored vehicles such as the Bradley, of about 30 tons and high capacity in armaments.
Everything is happening, according to media and analyst assessments, amid an increase in actions by dispersed Daesh elements against the Syrian Army in the vast Al Jazeera desert region.
Such attacks have logistical and operational support from the US base of Al Tanef, in the border triangle between Syria, Iraq and Jordan, which is confirmed by testimonies of captured terrorists, among other sources.
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