المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Accused of “stealing” al-Rumaylan oil field’s property | SDF intelligence arrests dozens of field workers in Hasakeh countryside

SOHR activists say that SDF’s intelligence agents arrested today dozens of workers at al-Rumaylan oil field in Hasakeh countryside.

According to Observatory sources, a group of intelligence agents arrested about 40 workers and employees of al-Rumaylan oil field, for stealing and selling electrical transformers from the property of al-Rumaylan field to merchants from the city.

On September 14, SOHR activists said that SDF and the Deir ez-Zor Military Council arrested six smugglers in the town of Al-Baguz, east of Deir ez-Zor, near the Euphrates river bank in the Al-Khanfara-Rahbiyan area, while trying to smuggle 120 sheep into regime-controlled areas on the opposite bank of the Euphrates River.

In July, reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that SDF stormed and destroyed six river crossings and confiscated the ferries through which most of the fuel and crude oil supplies are transported.

Islamic State members and various types of weapons are also smuggled via these crossings.

These crossings link the areas of Al-Shuhayl, Hawaij and Al-Zar, which controlled by SDF, with areas on the other bank which are administratively a part of the city of Al-Mayadeen, which is controlled by the regime forces and militias loyalists. This raid comes as a part of SDF security campaign in Deir ez-Zor countryside.

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