US military tankers smuggle crude oil from Syria’s Hasakah to Iraq
The US military has reportedly used dozens of tanker trucks to smuggle crude oil from Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to western Iraq.
Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing local sources, reported that a convoy of 37 tankers left Syria through al-Walid border crossing near al-Ya'rubiyah town on Tuesday evening, and headed towards Iraqi territories.
The sources added that several armored vehicles belonging to the US military and militants affiliated with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) escorted the convoy until it arrived at the border crossing.
The looting of Syrian oil by the US was fist confirmed during a Senate hearing exchange between South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in late July.
The Syrian government has denounced in the strongest terms the agreement inked to plunder the country’s natural resources, including Syrian oil and gas, with the sponsorship of the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Militants shell Syrian army positions
Also on Tuesday, foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists shelled the positions of government forces in the northern provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks were carried out by several terrorist groups, including Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and Turkish-backed Faylaq al-Sham (Sham Legion).
The war monitor said a number of Syrian soldiers and allied fighters from popular defense groups were killed in the process.