Thu, 26 May 2022

DAMASCUS, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. forces in northeastern Syria sent 130 tankers of "stolen Syrian oil" to Iraq in recent hours, state news agency SANA reported Wednesday.

With the help of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, the batch of "stolen" oil was sent from Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah to northern Iraq through a corridor set up by the U.S. forces leading up to Mahmoudiyah, a central Iraqi town just south of the capital Baghdad, SANA said.

The corridor is also being used to smuggle goods into Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria, it added.

After the oil tankers entered Iraq, a total of 46 vehicles carrying logistic equipment for the U.S. forces entered Syria through the same corridor, according to SANA.

The Syrian government has long accused the U.S. forces of stealing Syrian oil, as Washington has established several bases in oil-rich areas in northeastern Syria.

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