US military forces deployed to secure oilfields in eastern Syria will deny the Syrian government access to that oil, Pentagon Chief Mark Esper has said, as part of a plan to generate revenue for the hostile US coalition mercenaries in the Middle East.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Esper said American soldiers will deploy around the oilfields to prevent the Syrian Arab Army from recapturing them.
The secretary of defense’s comments come a day after US troops killed the so-called leader and Israeli founder of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, during a raid in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.
While announcing Baghdadi’s death early on Sunday, Donald Trump suggested that the US may keep the oil in eastern Syria for itself.
Trump has faced rebuke in Washington for pulling American troops from northern Syria, effectively allowing Turkey to start a military operation against the US-backed terrorists in Syria.
Middle East Eye Network / ABC Flash Point News 2019.