Kurds Offer Damascus 75% of Syrian Oil

Syrian Kurds in the Northeast are prepared to offer 75% of the oil produced in their region to Damascus, as a gesture of goodwill, according to Asharq al-Awsat.
Kurds Offer Damascus 75% of Syrian Oil

With the decrease of tension in northeastern Syria following “American assurances” to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), “tacit coordination” has emerged aimed at encouraging the Kurds to enter serious understandings with the Damascus regime, even when it comes to oil production.

This comes amid U.S.-Russian coordination that seems to converge with Ankara’s desire to see the official Syrian flag raised over those areas, instead of the Kurdish banner.

A source close to the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) in Washington said that they were officially informed that there would be no U.S. withdrawals from the region before reaching these understandings, provided the Kurds coordinate these steps with the U.S. administration.

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The source added that delegations from the SDC made extensive visits to Damascus, where they offered the possibility of the Kurds giving up 75 percent of oil production and revenues in favor of Damascus as a goodwill gesture.

According to the same source, the Americans are trying to achieve several objectives, including providing guarantees to the Kurds and Turkey alike, despite knowing that this would require intense efforts.

The source confirmed that the U.S. forces conducted a military patrol in the town of Tel Tamer in the northern countryside of Hassakeh, and that the American soldiers roamed inside the town, surveying the area in search of a site for a new military base that they intend to establish there.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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