US sends 100 tankers with stolen Syrian oil to Iraq

US sends 100 tankers with stolen Syrian oil to Iraq

On November 5, 2019, a Syrian soldier is seen in an oil field in Qamishli, northeastern Hasakah province, Syria. STR XINHUA DAMASCUS The US forces sent 100 tankers with stolen Syrian oil from Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Monday to its bases in neighboring Iraq, as part of their intensified campaign to smuggle stolen oil out of Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

SANA said dozens of tankers loaded with stolen Syrian oil had been seen heading to northern Iraq through the illegitimate al-Mahmoudiyeh crossing, which has been used by the US to send stolen Syrian oil into Iraq.

State media says the US steals 89 tankers of oil from Syria.

The US occupation forces brought out a convoy of 100 tankers filled with Syrian oil from Hasaka countryside to its bases in the Iraqi lands through the crossing, SANA said.

The US forces, which have taken control of key oil and gas fields in Hasakah with the help of local Kurdish rebels, regularly smuggled the fuel out of Syria.

On Saturday a convoy of 89 tankers loaded with stolen oil was sent through the same crossing to US bases in Iraq.

The US sent a convoy of 144 oil tankers in the same way on Thursday, according to SANA.

The news agency said the incident is part of America's ongoing violations of international principles and their involvement in plundering the natural resources of other nations and starving their peoples.

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

On Aug 8, the Syrian oil ministry said that the US forces stole 80 percent of Syria's oil production.

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The ministry said that the US and its mercenaries are stealing an average of 66,000 barrels of oil per day in Syria, as the country's average daily oil production is estimated to reach 80,000 barrels in the first half of 2022.

The Syrian oil industry has lost $105 billion in direct and indirect losses due to the prolonged crisis, according to the statement.