Publish date13 Nov 2019 - 12:27
Story Code : 442549

Israel and US-backed PKK partner up to sell Syria’s oil

The close rapport between Israel and terrorists belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has been revealed as it has become apparent that President Trump’s ally Tel Aviv will reap the rewards of Syria’s oil-rich regions.
Israel and US-backed PKK partner up to sell Syria’s oil
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, an Israeli company will take over the oil fields occupied by the PKK/YPG terror group in Syria.
Moti Kahana, an Israeli businessman, shared a letter sent to him by a so-called representative of the U.S.-backed YPG Ilham Ahmed, giving his company, Global Development Corporation, “the right to explore and develop oil that is located in areas that we [YPG] govern.”
“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.
The Pentagon said it was considering keeping some U.S. troops near oilfields in northeastern Syria alongside the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to help deny oil to Daesh, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in October.
Between the years of 2015 and 2017 the PKK/YPG seized hundreds of oil wells across Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor.
Nothing to see here, just an email leaked to Al-Akhbar showing YPG-linked Syrian Democratic Council give the "right to explore & develop oil that is located in areas we govern" to accused Mossad spy Moti Kahana, longtime Israeli conduit for "humanitarian aid" to "moderate rebels"
— Wyatt Reed (@wyattreed13) July 15, 2019
According to the British Petroleum’s Review of World Energy Report, Syria held 0.5 percent of the world’s crude oil production, 385,000 barrels a day, in 2010 before the breakout of the civil war, putting all of its resources at the mercy of terrorists and invading forces.
However, the letter sent to Kahana which was signed by Ahmed, goes on to estimate that oil production will be 400,000 barrels per day, worth millions of dollars.
Declaring property rights over Syrian oil is the real occupation, Turkey's ruling party spokesman said Saturday.
“Those who say that they will transfer the resources of the Syrian people to SDG are in favor of terrorism against the Syrian people,” Omer Celik, a spokesman for the Justice and Development (AK) Party, said in a tweet.
He was referring to the U.S. which on Thursday said revenues from northeastern Syria's oil fields will be directed to the YPG/PKK-led SDF.
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that proceeds from the oil sales are not going to the U.S but the SDF, which Washington uses as a local ally against Daesh/ISIS in Syria.
The oil fields have been at the center of attention following U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal of American forces from northeastern Syria. Trump has since backpedaled on the full withdrawal he announced, acknowledging some troops will stay in the region "to secure the oil".
The U.S. and Turkey on Oct. 17 came to an agreement to pause Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria in order 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.
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.
The YPG/PKK terror group uses the acronym SDF as a cover for receiving U.S. support.
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