Explosions heard in US base in Al-Omar field vicinity: Syria
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Syria reports hearing explosions in the vicinity of the US military base in the Al-Omar field in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in Syria.
Explosions were heard on Sunday in the vicinity of the illegal US occupation base in the Al-Omar oil field, east of Deir Ezzor in Syria, the Al Mayadeen correspondent reported.
Our correspondent indicated that the sounds of explosions in the vicinity of the Al-Omar field base coincided with the flight of warplanes and helicopters.
Al-Omar field base is the largest US base in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. It is reported that it had been subjected to a similar missile attack a few days ago, which led to material damage.
The US army and other foreign forces participating in the so-called "international coalition" occupy at least 28 declared military sites in Syria, distributed over 3 provinces, namely Al-Hasaka (17 sites), Deir Ezzor (9 sites), and Homs (2 sites).
The Al-Omar oil field is the largest Syrian oil field, on which the largest US bases were established in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where the US military bases are distributed in eastern Syria in the arc extending from the Al-Tanf crossing at the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi border triangle in the south until the Rmelan oil fields near the Iraqi-Syrian-Turkish triangle in the north.
The US occupation military bases take the form of a ring that surrounds the sources of Syrian oil and gas and their largest fields, which hold the majority of the country's underground wealth.
A US convoy of 100 trucks breached the Iraqi border towards the Syrian oil fields on August 9, while the Syrian Ministry of Oil revealed last week that “the US occupation forces and their mercenaries steal up to 66,000 barrels per day from fields in areas in the eastern region that they occupy” out of an "average daily production of 80.3 thousand barrels."
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The value of stolen Syrian oil annually exceeds two and a half billion US dollars, and US army officers and soldiers actively export stolen Syrian oil through illegal crossings in northern and northeastern Syria, in preparation for selling it in the nearby black markets.