As reported by The Cradle, the US resumed the stealing of Syrian oil shortly after a brutal assault against their occupation bases.
This past Saturday, Syrian state media reported that the US Army had taken out of the country, through the illegal Al-Walid border crossing, a 148-vehicle convoy, with at least 80 of these vehicles being fuel tankers loaded with several hundred tons of oil from the Jazira region, a place known for its resource abundance. Sources in the area that spoke with SANA provided confirmation of the convoy’s departure.
The US convoy, which included refrigerated trucks and armored vehicles, reportedly executed another oil theft operation just hours after their occupation bases at Conoco and Al-Omar oilfields in northeast Syria were pummeled with missile and drone strikes in response to a US airstrike that had occurred on Friday in Deir Ezzor governorate, resulting in the death of several Syrians.
Field sources that were in contact with Al Mayadeen have reported that the US-occupied Conoco base was attacked with more than fifteen missiles. A US official who was interviewed by Al Jazeera TV stated that eight rockets impacted one of the bases.
According to US media, the Pentagon reported that there were casualties as a result of the attack. No information was given beyond this, and no organization has claimed responsibility for the three assaults on US forces in Syria that occurred over the course of a single day.
In remarks about the air raids conducted on Friday from the Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar, President Joe Biden made clear that America is willing to take strong action to safeguard its inhabitants and that it has no intention of entering into conflict with Iran.
On Saturday, US troops conducted their third pillaging of Syria’s resources since the destructive earthquake of 6 February. Approximately 900 US troops are currently stationed in Syria, mainly between the Al-Tanf base and the northeast region. This military deployment is in violation of international law, as there was no permission granted by the Syrian government.
Once the Islamic State was substantially defeated, the stated justification for US armed forces, in cooperation with the Syrian Democratic Forces, to occupy large portions of Syria altered.
Back in 2019, ex-President Donald Trump made a notable statement, declaring that the US was “keeping Syria’s oil. We have the oil. The oil is secure. We left troops behind only for the oil.”
Those pushing for war from either party are claiming that leaving troops in Syria will maintain the status quo.
This is inaccurate.
If this is what these warmongers are thinking, then they should address the parents of the American soldiers that are having to remain in Syria, forced to sleep there and protect the oil fields against… https://t.co/YcFNoKkwQB> pic.twitter.com/0SJBtjFzW2
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 24, 2023
An inquiry conducted by The Cradle revealed that weekly, Iraqi and Syrian borders are crossed by multiple tankers, escorted by American aircraft or helicopters. Reports from the local shepherds confirm those assertions, and they also pointed out that the oil is being transported to the Al-Harir military base in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR). This area is believed to be a “hub” for western and Israeli intelligence services.
Back in August 2020, Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs alleged that the US had caused losses of $107 billion to the Syrian oil and gas industry since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.
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