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USA: Syrian oil revenue to go to SDF, not US - Pentagon03:29

USA: Syrian oil revenue to go to SDF, not US - Pentagon

United States, Washington DC
November 08, 2019 at 00:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

The revenue obtained from the oil facilities in north-eastern Syria will not go to the US, but to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as chief Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Rath Hoffman said during the briefing in Washington DC on Thursday.

Hoffman stressed the importance of cutting out access to the oil fields for the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"Our efforts in the region in preventing ISIS from taking the oil, keeping the oil fields in a place where the SDF is able to use them for funding for their ISIS efforts is part of that mission," he added.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are composed primarily of Kurdish militia and led by the People's Protection Units (YPG).

The US military made an announcement in October that it would strengthen its military presence in eastern Syria to protect oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of the IS.

Mandatory Credit: US DoD

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The revenue obtained from the oil facilities in north-eastern Syria will not go to the US, but to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), as chief Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Rath Hoffman said during the briefing in Washington DC on Thursday.

Hoffman stressed the importance of cutting out access to the oil fields for the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

"Our efforts in the region in preventing ISIS from taking the oil, keeping the oil fields in a place where the SDF is able to use them for funding for their ISIS efforts is part of that mission," he added.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are composed primarily of Kurdish militia and led by the People's Protection Units (YPG).

The US military made an announcement in October that it would strengthen its military presence in eastern Syria to protect oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of the IS.

Mandatory Credit: US DoD

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