Disarmed: the US military no longer claims to Syrian oil


American troops in Syria will no longer be engaged in the protection of local oil fields, and from now on they are focused on combating the remnants of ISIS units (an organization banned in Russia). This, according to France-Presse, on Monday, February 8, announced the United States Department of Defense.


Pentagon spokesman John Kirby clarified that since in 2020 the US company entered into a corresponding agreement with the Kurdish administration in the northern part of the SAR in order to facilitate the development of oil reserves in northeastern Syria, American troops should not take part in protecting the "black gold" deposits.

At the same time, Kirby noted that 900 US soldiers and civil servants in this region of Syria do not have the authority to help any company engaged in the development of hydrocarbons in the SAR. The only exception may be assistance to the civilian population living in the oil-bearing regions of the country.

Syria's main oil fields are under the control of the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. During the presidency of Donald Trump, the United States did not deny the participation of American troops in the protection of oil rigs in the northeastern part of the SAR, and this mission was considered one of the main ones for the United States military. Apparently, the US military under Joseph Biden will no longer claim Syrian oil.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 February 2021 12: 10
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    And what's the difference, they pretend, they don't pretend .......
    All VKS do not pump oil themselves ...

    Capitalism. A private company (Kurds or Iranians, for example) hires (military or private security companies), American, Russian, Turkish, etc. for the protection of deposits.
    He legalizes everything.
    And that's all, it remains only to condemn angrily in the media, then to forget completely
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 9 February 2021 12: 22
    +2
    Biden intends to build "green" energy in the occupied territory? Fans under the green banner? Each barmale has a solar panel around his neck?
  3. Alexzn Online Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 9 February 2021 13: 09
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    It's strange. Yesterday the Americans built an air base on the "reporter" in order to appropriate oil for themselves, today they no longer need oil.
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 9 February 2021 21: 24
      +3
      Quote: AlexZN
      It's strange. Yesterday the Americans built an air base on the "reporter" in order to appropriate oil for themselves, today they no longer need oil.

      It's simple, so that there would be no corruption))))
      oil helps Kurds to extract the American company for this has a gesheft,
      guards and receives money for the protection of an American PMC.
      And the military contingent is nearby but have nothing to do with Syrian oil. They just guard and "assist" the civilians and if they fit in.

      If you look hard, then there is probably somewhere where the son of Biden will appear as co-founders.
    2. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 9 February 2021 23: 09
      +1
      These are the consequences of Davos.
  4. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 9 February 2021 22: 41
    +2
    At the same time, Kirby noted that 900 US soldiers and civil servants in this region of Syria do not have the authority to help any company involved in the development of hydrocarbons in the SAR. The only exception may be assistance to the civilian population living in the oil-bearing regions of the country.

    In Afghanistan, the US is assisting the "civilian population" to grow opiates and process them into heroin.

    In Syria, the "civilian population" will extract and smuggle oil.

    Common US practice.
    They will be guarded by American PMCs, which is also nothing new.
    1. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) 10 February 2021 15: 18
      0
      Quote: Ulysses
      In Syria, the "civilian population" will extract and smuggle oil.

      The main thing there is that the revenues from the sale of oil do not fall to Assad. Let Assad be another item of expenditure for the RF. And the proceeds from the sale of oil there will go to support the enemies of Assad. This is the mind of the Americans. in that situation.
      And what did the Russian Federation do so that there would be peace in Afghanistan? The country was ravaged and abandoned, and now those who rake your G there are taken to judge. This is disgusting however ...
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) 11 February 2021 00: 29
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        The main thing there is that the revenues from the sale of oil do not fall to Assad. Let Assad be another item of expenditure before Russia

        Oil (missing to meet the needs) Assad supplies Iran.
        1. Vladest Offline Vladest
          Vladest (Vladimir) 11 February 2021 10: 25
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          Quote: Ulysses
          Oil (missing to meet the needs) Assad supplies Iran.

          Maybe you are right. Assad has two allies. Iran and the Russian Federation. But I didn’t mean oil, but income from it. In the war, Iran is mainly infantry, the Russian Federation is the supply of equipment. The costs are also not feeble. Of course there can be trash for disposal. But all the same it also costs a pretty penny.
          You can count something. We look at the number of sorties of the Aerospace Forces. We multiply the cost of an hour of aircraft operation. Business trip. Funeral. Survivor's pension. Etc.
          Fight Pts. expensive. One rocket "grad" 1000 bucks.
          1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
            Ulysses (Alexey) 12 February 2021 01: 03
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            Maybe you are right. Assad has two allies. Iran and the Russian Federation. But I didn’t mean oil, but income from it. In the war, Iran is mainly infantry, the Russian Federation is the supply of equipment. The costs are also not feeble. Of course there can be trash for disposal. But all the same it also costs a pretty penny.
            You can count something. We look at the number of sorties of the Aerospace Forces. We multiply the cost of an hour of aircraft operation. Business trip. Funeral. Survivor's pension. Etc.
            Fight Pts. expensive. One rocket "grad" 1000 bucks.

            Assad has the majority of the people in his allies, the army, the elites, confessional, tribal.
            Without them, he would not have lasted three years against the "rebels", well armed and generously funded.

            Not bad for an ophthalmologist.

            Then a polar bear came and engaged in combat training in the territory where the "Soviet" people are still remembered (although this was not the main thing).

            Many tasks were solved there, starting with checking weapons in a combat situation and ending with the disposal of any jihadist garbage from the Caucasian republics of the Russian Federation.

            Let's count the money for the unfulfilled "Nord-Osta" in Russia. ??
            Or are you not satisfied with the combat training of the Aerospace Forces ??

            PS In 2015, homegrown "experts" predicted a "second Afghanistan" for Russia in Syria.
            Now they have sunk to "unjustified costs".
  5. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 10 February 2021 06: 52
    -1
    More than original. We are not here, but we are. At least the Turks behave more honestly.
  6. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 10 February 2021 15: 59
    0
    Well, yes, we don't need oil there, we leave Kurds or someone else in our place. It's very funny when Americans say

    and from now on they are focused on fighting the remnants of ISIS units (an organization banned in Russia).

    yeah fight in essence with those who were created and who is an element of pressure on their opponents, and in particular Assad!
    Laughter and only laughter causes this:

    Kirby noted that the 900 US soldiers and civil servants in this region of Syria have no authority to assist any company that is developing hydrocarbons in the SAR. The only exception may be assistance to the civilian population living in the oil-bearing regions of the country.

    Syria's main oil fields are under the control of the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces

    There is nothing more to comment on.