The United States armed forces have shipped a new shipment of stolen Syrian oil to northern Iraq, while Washington continues to plunder the Arab country's natural resources by illegally crossing the border, the Syrian news agency SANA reported.
U.S. occupation forces stole additional amounts of oil on 14 tankers under cover of military armored vehicles to the illegal al-Walid crossing from Iraqi territory, the report said.
Another 85 tankers were ferried by U.S. forces into northern Iraq through the illegal Mahmudiyah crossing a day earlier.
U.S. forces routinely steal Syrian oil despite international condemnation.
Earlier in September, 88 oil tankers were moved into areas of Iraq through illegal border crossings. In late August, Syria's oil ministry announced that the U.S. and its proxies looted more than 80 percent of Syria's daily oil production in the first half of 2022.
The ministry said in a statement that oil production for the first half of 2022 was about 14.5 million barrels, with an average daily production of 80,300 barrels, of which 14,200 are delivered daily to refineries. U.S. occupation forces and their mercenaries steal up to 66,000 barrels daily from fields occupied in the eastern region, the statement said.
According to the ministry, the Syrian oil sector lost about $105 billion from the start of the war to the middle of this year as a result of the U.S. campaign of oil theft.