Archiv: Deir ez-Zor (Deir al-Zour / Deir Ezzor)

26.10.2019 - 12:52 [ Slate ]

We Can’t Keep the Oil – Trump’s new rationale for keeping troops in Syria makes no sense.

First, Syria doesn’t even rank among the world’s top 60 oil producers, pumping out only about 0.05 percent as much petroleum as Iraq—just half as much as Cuba, which isn’t known as an oil power.

Second, its oil fields aren’t America’s to protect. They are owned by the Syrian government, with some venture capital provided by China, Russia, and India. No American oil companies are keen to step into the fray.

26.10.2019 - 12:49 [ ZDF heute ‏/ Twitter ]

Die #USA wollen jetzt neue Truppen nach #Syrien schicken, die Rede ist offenbar auch von Kampfpanzern. Und zwar um die Ölfelder dort unter Kontrolle zu halten.

26.10.2019 - 12:34 [ Washington Post ]

Trump decided to leave troops in Syria after conversations about oil, officials say

The eastern oil fields in Deir al-Zour province, where most of Syria’s relatively small and low-quality reserves are located, were once the primary source of income for the militants, who sold the oil to the Syrian government, Turkey and, reportedly, even to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

26.10.2019 - 12:28 [ ]

Trump forced into humiliating climbdown over Syria as US military poised to send in tanks

In a speech at the White House on Wednesday he added: “We’ve secured the oil, and, therefore, a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil.

“And we’re going to be protecting it, and we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future.”

27.05.2018 - 14:58 [ ]

Four Russian military killed by militants’ fire in Syria – Defense Ministry

According to the ministry, the fighting occurred in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate in the dark time when several mobile terrorist groups attacked an artillery battery of the Syrian government forces.

27.05.2018 - 14:31 [ New York Times ]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

In the end, 200 to 300 of the attacking fighters were killed. The others retreated under merciless airstrikes from the United States, returning later to retrieve their battlefield dead. None of the Americans at the small outpost in eastern Syria — about 40 by the end of the firefight — were harmed.

27.05.2018 - 14:25 [ Basler Zeitung ]

Kämpfe zwischen US-Soldaten und russischen Söldnern

Bevor die Schlacht begann, hatten Amerikaner und Russen Kontakt gehabt (über eine permanente Verbindung mit dem russischen Hauptquartier in Syrien). Weil die Russen erklärten, dass in der fraglichen Region keine eigenen Soldaten im Einsatz seien, entschieden die Amerikaner, den anrückenden Gegner zu vernichten. «Und so war es dann», sagte US-Verteidigungsminister Jim Mattis kürzlich bei einer Senatsanhörung.