The US is on a looting spree of Syrian oil, second theft in 24 hours
US occupation troops steal a new batch of Syrian oil, this time from Al-Jazeera fields.
SANA reported on Tuesday that for the second time in the last 24 hours, US armed forces have stolen a new batch of Syrian oil, this time from Al-Jazeera fields.
Local sources in Al-Yaroubia told SANA’s reporter that US armed forces looted Tuesday morning a convoy of 65 tankers filled with oil from the region of Al-Jazeera, then headed toward their military bases in Iraq, smuggling their looted cargo via the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing.
The sources pointed out that during the past few days, the US occupation intensified the operations of stealing oil from the Syrian Al-Jazeera fields, as the number of tanks loaded with stolen oil since last Thursday reached 398, all of which were transferred to Iraqi territory through the illegitimate Al-Mahmudiyah crossing.
On August 15, SANA said the US smuggled dozens of tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil through the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing.
"Over the past hours, the US occupation forces brought out a convoy of 100 tankers filled with Syrian oil from Al-Hasaka countryside to its bases in the Iraqi lands through the crossing," local sources from Al-Yaarubiyah countryside told SANA.
A convoy of 89 oil tanks left from Al-Yaarubiyah, Al-Hasakah Governorate, using the illegal border crossing of Al-Mahmudiyah in northeastern Syria to get to Iraq, SANA said on Saturday.
On August 9, the Syrian Oil Ministry revealed that the US occupation loots the majority of Syria's oil, knowing that the daily production of the eastern oil fields is 80.3 thousand barrels.
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Earlier today, General Ali Mahmoud Abbass issued a statement about international security issues during the Moscow Int’l Security Conference.
In his statement, General Abbass said, “We stress the necessity of ending the American and Turkish occupation of Syrian territories in order to extend the State’s control over occupied territories and to be able to invest in resources that are subject to looting and theft."
Plundering Syria's oil resources & depriving Syrians of resources
It is noteworthy that Syrian state media has accused over and over again the US and the so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF) armed groups of occupying areas in the vicinity of oil-rich fields, smuggling resources to Iraq, and then siphoning them out.
The United States has been for years supporting SDF militias against Damascus, and the US-backed forces are currently occupying parts of the provinces of Al-Haskah, Deir Ezzor, and Raqqa, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located.
The actions carried out by the United States constitute state piracy with the aim of plundering Syria's oil resources and depriving the Syrians of their own resources amid a harsh economic situation caused largely by the occupiers, the Americans themselves.
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What is the US doing in Syria?
Besides being an occupation that backs armed groups for its own operations and agenda in the region, the US occupation forces continue to steal Syrian oil by smuggling it from their bases in Syria to their bases in Iraq.
Convoys of tens of vehicles, including tankers loaded with stolen oil from oil fields occupied by US forces in Syria, are frequently seen crossing toward northern Iraq, in addition to trucks loaded with military equipment.
The US interference in the crisis-stricken Middle Eastern country continues to be exposed, from occupation to military agenda and the theft of oil.