The United States has been setting up new military bases in northeastern Syria to gain foothold in oil-rich regions of the country, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency has reported.

According to the agency’s sources, US servicemen started creating a base near Tal Brak, a village in northern Al-Hasakah Governorate, in a bid to block Russian servicemen the way to the Rmelan district that houses Syria’s main oil fields. Equipment and materials for the construction have been redeployed from Iraq.

Another base will be set up in former Kurdish fortifications in the south of Al-Hasakah, to control oil extraction in the Deir ez-Zor governorate.

US President Donald Trump announced US troop pullout from the zone of the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but said that his country would not give up control over oil fields in the north of the Arab republic.

The Russian Defense Ministry has said that the United States were smuggling Syrian oil to other countries, while oil caravans are guarded by US private security companies and special forces.

US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey said his country’s presence in the region was legitimate as Washington wants to make sure that oil deposits in the northeast of the republic do not fall into the hands of terrorists. In late November, Jeffrey said that in line with the Syrian constitution, the oil belongs to the people of Syria.

 

Source: TASS

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This is pot calling kettle black. Neither the Syrian Government nor the UN has authorized that the Turks or the Americans control any part of Syria, a sovereign independent country. Tackling ISIS, which apparently Trump has declared has been achieved, it does not necessarily follow that you then need to occupy territory of a foreign country such as Syria. In fact, if both the USA and Turkey were to remove their occupying troops then that would make the Syrian Government’s life a lot easier for them in removing the remaining jihadists. What the Americans and Turks are basically doing is… Read more »

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You’ve seen what happened when the US wanted to pull out : the ErDOG filled the vacuum with jihadists…Like it or not, the US presence deters ErDOG from invading the whole east bank of the Euphrates.

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Don’t be disingenuous. The US administration, after backing many groups in Syria including some extremist, jihadi ones, have decided that the Kurds should be in possession of NE Syrian land of which the size is disproportionate to their numbers viz a viz the whole Syrian population and just so happens to contain most of Syria’s oil wells. Neither the Syrian Government nor the UN has sanctioned this partition of Syria. The Turks with their own agenda would probably like to wipe the SDF/Kurds off the face of the earth and seize the whole of the N. of Syria as the… Read more »

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Pot meet kettle

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Turkey is just pretending to be against USA operation……Turkey-USA are in total agreement my friends.