In light of preoccupation with transporting fuel to Hezbollah in Lebanon | Iranian-backed militias bring in more oil trucks to west Euphrates
Reliable SOHR sources in west Euphrates region, the “Iranian colony in Syria”, have reported the arrival of a new batch of fuel from Iraq, as three oil trucks, two were carrying gasoline and one carrying petrol, arrived at positions of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas militia in the past few hours. It is worth noting that the trucks, which entered Syria via unofficial crossings used by the Iranian-backed militias on the Syria-Iraq border, were escorted by four four-wheel drive vehicles (4×4) guarding the batch.
SOHR sources have also reported that the recently-arrived cargo was unloaded in large underground tanks in al-Shibli archaeological site in al-Mayadeen desert in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
On September 5, reliable sources told SOHR that a new batch of oil trucks carrying fuel entered Syria from Iraq, as nearly 39 oil trucks crossed through the crossings controlled by Iranian-backed militias in al-Mayadeen and al-Bokamal in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The trucks took Dier Ezzor highway to Homs, then they headed to Lebanon. It is worth noting that this was the second batch of fuel to enter Syria from Iraq and head to Lebanon in this week. The first batch comprised at least 50 oil trucks.
According to SOHR sources, nine trucks of the recently-arrived batch headed to al-Mayadeen city, under Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas militiamen’s protection, where the trucks were unloaded their cargo in large tanks. It is worth noting that these tanks had been established by ISIS when it was controlling the region nearby al-Shibli monuments in al-Mayadeen desert, before Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas militia maintained them. This development coincided with the lack of fuel in areas under the control of the Syrian regime and its allies in Deir Ezzor after the suspension of smuggling fuel from SDF-held areas on the opposite bank of Euphrates river.