SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES VIOLATE US SANCTIONS SUPPLYING OIL AND GAS TO THE SYRIAN REGIME

On 29 July, the Syrian Network for Human Rights claimed that Syrian Democratic Forces (mainly the Kurdish Democratic Union Party forces) are violating the US Caesar sanctions, supplying oil and gas to the Syrian regime, including around 6 million barrels of oil annually, that makes profits of $120 million.  A report says that whilst SDF have sought to curb smuggling operations via water crossings, they turn a blind eye to smuggling and sales that take place via the more lucrative overland route.

https://sn4hr.org/blog/2021/07/29/56595/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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