US occupation forces in Syria loot Syrian oil again
The last time US occupation forces plundered Syrian oil was in late March, with witnesses reporting they saw 80 tanks being transported out of Syria's al-Jazeera fields to US bases in Iraq.
Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday, citing local sources, that US occupation forces were seen escorting 32 trucks filled with Syrian oil to Iraq.
"A convoy belongs to US occupation consisting of 77 vehicles, including 32 tankers filled with stolen oil from the Syrian fields, in addition to six military armored vehicles headed through the illegitimate al-Walid crossing [in the province of Al-Hasakah] towards the US occupation bases in Iraqi territory," the sources told the news agency.
Recently, in late March, the US occupation forces plundered Syrian oil with witnesses reporting they saw 80 tanks being transported out of Syria's al-Jazeera fields to US bases in Iraq.
Even after the February 6 earthquake devastated several cities across the country, the US continue to loot oil from Syrian territories under US occupation.
US troops claim to be occupying the area in order to rid the region of terrorists, yet the US has strategically implanted itself there for the purposes of stealing Syria's natural resources as well as destabilizing President Bashar al-Assad's government.
In December of 2022, Syria's foreign ministry said the US occupation forces and their affiliated military groups' systematic lootings of Syrian oil, wheat, and other national resources have amounted to direct losses valued at $25.9 billion and indirect losses valued at over $86 billion.
"19.8 billion US dollars of looting oil, gas, and mineral resources, 3.3 billion US dollars resulting from vandalizing and ransacking of facilities. 2.9 billion US dollars the value of damages caused to the oil and gas installations by the so-called 'international coalition' bombing of these installations," the statement detailed.
The Ministry then demanded the UN to once again adopt urgent steps to cease the violation of international law by the US and its allies and ensure compensation for these violations.