Every day, Washington steals more than 80% of Syria’s oil production

According to Syria’s oil ministry, the trafficking campaign has cost more over $100 billion.

Karachi, August 11, 2022: The majority of the oil in Syria has allegedly been stolen, according to a statement from the Syrian Oil Ministry published on August 9.

According to a statement from the oil ministry, the amount of oil produced during the first half of 2022 was “around 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily output of 80.3 thousand barrels, of which 14.2 thousand are transported daily to refineries.”

The statement continued, referring to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Troops (SDF), saying “US occupation forces and their mercenaries” “take up to 66,000 barrels every single day from the fields controlled in the eastern region,” accounting for almost 83 percent of Syria’s daily oil production.

Along with the financial losses suffered by the oil industry, the statement also mentioned “losses of life, including 235 martyrs, 46 injured, and 112 kidnapped.”

On August 10, video captured by a Russian assault chopper and shared on social media showed a convoy of US military-operated vehicles transporting stolen oil out of Raqqah for Iraq.

Currently occupying northeast Syria, the US army has been regularly plundering the nation’s oil and sneaking it into their camps in Iraq through the unauthorized Al-Waleed border crossing.

The US army stole and sneaked dozens of oil tankers out of Syria, according to local sources in the Hasakah governorate on August 6. This is the second oil shipment the US has taken this week.

In July alone, US troops sneaked nearly 200 tanker trucks packed with stolen oil out of Syria as Washington has stepped up its habit of taking Syrian resources to sell abroad.

Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, urged the US administration to halt the ongoing exploitation of Syria’s natural resources on July 19. A severe food crisis that affects Syria and the rest of West Asia is exacerbated by the US military’s theft of the nation’s wheat.

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