WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
|by Seth Frantzman
Syrian regime forces appeared to celebrate while taking the Mulla Abbas oil field area near a village they hoped to secure on November 5. US President Donald Trump has vowed to “secure” the oil. US forces patrolled these areas on November 3.Kurdistan24 showed US forces on video on November 2
US forces have begun patrolling oil fields in Al-Malikiyah (aka Derik) in northeastern Syria, Kurdistan 24 TV reports. pic.twitter.com/LHBNCG7zSl
— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) November 2, 2019
And others posted video also
US patrol in Rimeilan area to ‘secure the oil’ pic.twitter.com/L1CMBxE793
— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) November 3, 2019
Now the Syria regime might has plated its flag well along a string of villages from Qamishli toward Derik.
Units of the Syrian Arab Army from inside the field of “Mulla Abbas” oil on Tuesday, belonging to the fields of Rumailan east of Qamishli. pic.twitter.com/lNPzEpWcMb
— Y.N.M.S (@ynms79797979) November 5, 2019
“Syrian Army enters one of Rmeilan oil fields … Video and photos”
— Seth Frantzman (@sfrantzman) November 5, 2019
The SDF controls 11 oil fields and the Assad government wants them back. They produce some of the oil that the Syrian regime needs. The regime needs 136,000 barrels a day but only has 24,000.