It has been widely claimed that the US has been stealing oil from Syria.

For example:

On August 8, the Syrian Oil Ministry said that the US and its mercenaries were stealing an average of 66,000 barrels of oil per day in Syria, about 80 percent of Syria's daily oil production.

[President Trump] decided to deploy U.S. personnel to steal Syria’s oil. He announced that Washington would remain around al-Tanf in southern Syria to guard oil fields captured by the Kurds. Indeed, the number of Pentagon forces are expected to eventually number around 900, almost as many as the number withdrawn from the north. As some Americans leave, others are being deployed—to seize another nation’s resources. Indeed, the president said the U.S. will be “keeping the oil.”

Is there evidence of this "theft"? Has the US Government provided an explanation?

  • Is it possible to migrate this question to Politics ?
    – Genorme
    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:28
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    @WeatherVane I guess it's the Syrian Arab Army. Both loyalists and the opposition are often referred to by their armed forces' names (SAA and SDF, respectively) in media. Nov 24, 2022 at 5:59
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    @F1Krazy Could you or Joe W be clear that exactly who feel discredited by this question? What is "someone" exactly?
    – dodo
    Nov 29, 2022 at 9:55
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    Made a significant edit: hopefully, it is no longer considered a push-poll. I note a potential confusion between 2019 plans and 2022 actions, and I invite answerers to be clear on this.
    – Oddthinking
    Nov 29, 2022 at 10:09
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    Is this because Kurds are selling oil to UIS and Al Assad's Syria is not happy?
    – borjab
    Nov 29, 2022 at 15:35


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