US occupation loots, smuggles 100 tankers of Syrian oil to Iraq
SANA says the US smuggled dozens of tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil through the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing.
In continuation of its systematic theft of Syrian resources, the US occupation in Syria "intensified the operations of stealing the resources of the Syrian people and transferring them to their bases in Iraqi lands," the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Monday.
According to the news agency, "dozens of tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil" headed to the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing on their way to northern Iraq."
"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.
US troops loot 89 oil tankers from Syria, smuggle them into Iraq
On Sunday, SANA cited sources as saying that the US occupation forces in Syria have looted 89 oil tankers from Syria and smuggled them into Iraq through illegal crossings.
The news agency indicated on Saturday that a convoy of 89 oil tanks left from Al-Yaarubiyah, Al-Hasakah Governorate, using the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing in northeastern Syria to get to Iraq.
Similarly, in late July, a convoy of 35 vehicles with tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil that the US occupation forces control, as well as several covered trucks, traveled through the unauthorized Al-Mahmudiyah crossing, which was occupied by the US occupation forces more than two years ago to steal Syrian oil, one day after they smuggled 14 tankers loaded with Syrian oil.
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.
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.
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