| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Iranian militias take over portion of Iraqi fuel tanks on their way to Lebanon!

Armed militias in Syria affiliated with Tehran stole 9 out of 39 fuel tanks coming from Iraq to Lebanon, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Reliable sources have 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 is 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. 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.

On August 29, SOHR activists reported the entry of nearly 50 trucks loaded with petrol from Iraq to Syria through al-Bukamal crossing in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, under protection of the 4th Division. According to SOHR sources the trucks were heading towards Lebanon.

  • Sawt Beirut International