BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 P.M.) – US-affiliated forces in Syria have ‘hijacked’ the illegal oil trade from Daesh (ISIS),* Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, announced in a Monday briefing.

According to the senior officer, in addition to their criminal enterprises, US-trained militants have been training to destroy oil and gas infrastructure and to organise attacks against Syrian government forces.

Col. Gen. Rudskoy accused the US of providing various Arab and Kurdish militias with arms in exchange for assistance in the illegal trafficking of Syrian oil to the East of the Euphrates. Specifically, Russian intelligence has accused US-controlled entities of organising the illegal production and sale of Syrian oil from the al-Omar, Conaco and Tanak oil fields on the Euphrates River’s east bank.

Rukban Camp Crisis

The Russian General Staff also reiterated Monday Moscow’s previous charges against the US over civilian deaths and suffering at the Rukban refugee camp, situated near the US military base at al-Tanf in southern Syria near the Jordanian border, saying the US side has done nothing to resolve the humanitarian crisis.

Furthermore, Col. Gen. Rudskoy reported that “US-trained saboteurs” have been sent from al-Tanf to other parts of Syria to try to destabilise the situation in the country as a whole. This includes training of a ‘major armed unit’ of Jaish Magawir al-Saura militants in the 55 km zone surrounding the al-Tanf base.

Khmeimim Attacks Continue

Separately, Rudskoy reported that terrorists have continued their attempts to organise attacks against Russian forces at the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia, where the limited Russian military contingent in Syria is situated.

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“Terrorists keep trying to organise attacks on the Khmeimim Air base. To do this, they are using multiple rocket launcher systems and unmanned aerial vehicles,” the officer explained.

Rudskoy noted that Russia has reduced its air operations in Syria “to a minimum,” and is now focusing on combat training and reconnaissance activities.

Russian military intelligence also specified that over 300 terror attacks have rocked areas of Syria under US and US-led coalition control near the Euphrates between June and July, killing an estimated 225 people, including 205 militants from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces coalition and 20 civilians.

Russia, Turkey Increase Anti-Terror Cooperation

Rudskoy also reported that Russia and Turkey have increased their cooperation in the discovery and destruction of militant weapons and equipment warehouses.

According to the Russian military’s figures, militants in the Idlib de-escalation zone in northern Syria have killed as many as 110 Syrian servicemen and 65 civilians in attacks and shelling in the territory over the past four months.

 

Source: Sputnik

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General Staff should go to lady’s room to complain to each other and touch up their eye liner. That will have the desired result, which is what?

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Gang-bang?

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+++ “Russia, Turkey Increase Anti-Terror Cooperation” ??????????? Hey, Rudskoy, already forgotten the thousands of oil trucks entering Turkey? Or the Turkish/Qatari backing of shitlamists in Chechnya? Or more recently Erdogan backing Poroshenko in Ukraine? You’ve already ridiculed yourself speaking about 2,700 saboteurs trained in al-Tanf while it’s a micro base where if you put 200 peoples in, they’re packed like sardines in a can. Where are the thousands of oil trucks? And where will Rojava export oil while landlocked between Erdogan and Assad? What you see are trucks filled with US weapons entering Rojava, not oil going out! Dear Col.… Read more »