Russia: Syrian oil is transported out of the country under US escorts
11:25 - 26/10/2019
Information / Baghdad ..
The Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Saturday the transfer of Syrian oil out of the country under the guard of US military, and published pictures taken by satellite, oil convoys heading out of Syria.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov commented on the pictures published by the ministry: “The images provided by the space intelligence show that Syrian oil was extracted, under the strong guard of the US military, and being transported by tanks outside Syria for refining, before and after the roll back. ISIS
terrorists east of the Euphrates.
The Russian Defense Ministry published a map of Syria's oil fields and satellite images taken in September.
According to the Pentagon, the convoys of oil tankers transporting oil out of Syria are guarded by US military personnel and members of private US military companies.
"What Washington is doing now is taking over the oil fields in eastern Syria and extending its military control over them, or simply robbery and looting at the state level," Konashenkov said.
He pointed out that Washington's "protection of Syrian oil wealth from Syria and its people" is contrary to both norms of international law and US legislation.
He stressed that all the underground wealth in the Syrian territories is the property of the Syrian Arab Republic, not the ISIS
terrorists or the American protectors.
The US Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced that the United States is strengthening its positions in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor in order to protect oil fields. Done / 25