US occupation forces have set up an oil refinery in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah, as US military trucks continue to smuggle crude oil from the energy-rich region to Iraqi territory.
Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources, reported on Sunday that US forces and the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have installed the oil refinery in the oilfields of Rmelan town.
The SDF, a US-backed alliance of Kurdish militants operating against Damascus, currently controls areas in northern and eastern Syria.
A source at Directorate of Rmelan fields told SANA that the oil refinery has a capacity to refine 3,000 barrels per day, adding that there will be a large increase in stealing and looting the Syrian oil from the area by American troops and the SDF militants following the installation of the oil refinery.
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