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US occupying forces bring 100 trucks, tankers to oil-rich Syria’s Hasakah

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows a US convoy loaded with loaded with military and logistic reinforcement. (Photo by SANA news agency)

The United States has dispatched a large convoy of trucks, carrying arms and logistic supplies to Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah from Iraq, Syrian state media says.

Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources in al-Yaroubiya countryside, reported on Sunday that a US military convoy of 100 vehicles, including refrigerator trucks and tankers carrying logistic materials, entered the oil-rich province through the illegal al-Walid crossing from Iraqi territories to reinforce military bases run by the US forces there.

It added that the convoy consisted of two batches of 60 and 40 vehicles, and was accompanied by US military armored vehicles, which headed to the town of Remailan, about 68 kilometers to the east of Qamishli city.

Last Thursday, a US convoy of 48 trucks, loaded with military and logistic reinforcement, which came from Iraq, also arrived in Hasakah northeastern countryside through the same crossing to support military bases run by the US forces in the oil-rich province.

The US military has stationed forces and equipment in eastern and northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.

The presence of US forces in eastern Syria has particularly irked civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys entering the region.

Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in Syria for its oil.

After failing to oust the Syrian government through proxies and direct involvement in the conflict, the US government has now stepped up its economic war on the Arab country.

Syria, which has not authorized the presence of the US military in its territory, says Washington is “plundering” the country’s oil.


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