U.S. sends more stolen oil from NE Syria to Iraqi bases

2022-08-22 08:45:04Xinhua Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

The U.S. forces sent 137 oil-laden tankers from oil fields in northeastern Syria to its bases in Iraq on Sunday, the latest shipment of stolen Syrian oil to be delivered to U.S. bases in Iraq, state news agency SANA reported.

The latest shipment was sent in two batches from oil fields in the northeastern province of Hasakah at dawn Sunday with the help of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said SANA.

With the latest shipment, the U.S. has taken a total of 535 tankers of stolen Syrian oil since Aug. 11.

The Syrian government has accused the U.S. of stealing the natural resources in Syria, such as oil, gas, and wheat.

On Aug. 8, the Syrian Oil Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. and its mercenaries are stealing an average of 66,000 barrels of oil per day in Syria, about 80 percent of Syria's oil production.

The prolonged crisis has cost Syria's oil industry direct and indirect losses of 105 billion U.S. dollars, according to the statement. 


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