How US protects Syrian oil
Washington has dispatched an advanced radar system to its bases in Syria where U.S. troops are currently “protecting” oilfields in the country’s northeast. Over the past week, a powerful radar system was sent to bases in Deir Ezzor which was activated last Friday, Yeni Safak writes in the article US equips new Syria bases with powerful radar system to ‘protect’ oilfields. The U.S. had withdrawn its forces from 16 bases in Syria during Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, but its soldiers recently returned to six bases and military posts.
The U.S. is also said to be building two new bases in Deir Ezzor where, according to local sources, two large runways are being built in order to provide logistical aerial support to the bases. The U.S. soldiers, who beefed up their presence around oil wells in recent weeks, were also seen meeting with representatives of the YPG/PKK terrorist group. The U.S. has long partnered with YPG terrorists, ostensibly to fight Daesh (banned in Russia), ignoring evidence supplied by Turkey that the YPG is in fact part of the terrorist PKK, which the U.S. does recognize as a terror group.
Ringleader of the terrorist group Mazlum Kobani implied that new foreign forces will be dispatched to Syria. Speaking to an outlet affiliated with the terrorist group, Kobani said that in the next two weeks, the presence of foreign forces in the northeast of Syria will be ramped up, but did not provide further details.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River in order to secure Turkey's borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria's territorial integrity.
The U.S. and Turkey on Oct. 17 came to an agreement to pause the operation to allow the withdrawal of terrorist YPG/PKK forces from the planned safe zone, where Ankara wants to repatriate millions of Syrian refugees it is currently hosting.
“We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil. I like oil. We’re keeping the oil,” Trump said in early November.
On Oct. 22, Turkey reached a separate deal with Russia to force YPG/PKK terrorists to withdraw from the planned terror-free zone with their weapons. Turkey has complained that despite the deal, the terrorists have remained and continue to carry out attacks.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.