A US military vehicle, part of a convoy arriving from northern Iraq, drives past an oil pump jack in the countryside of Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. Photo: AFP

US accused of ‘banditry’ as it bolsters troop numbers at Syrian oilfields

  • US sends troop reinforcements to eastern Syria prevent Isis and other actors from gaining access to oilfields
  • Russia responds by accusing the United States of ‘international banditry’, whose aim is to seize and control the oilfields
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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A US military vehicle, part of a convoy arriving from northern Iraq, drives past an oil pump jack in the countryside of Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. Photo: AFP
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Residents angry over the US withdrawal from Syria hurl potatoes at American military vehicles in the town of Qamishli, northern Syria. Photo: AP

‘Escaping like rats’: angry Syrian Kurds hurl potatoes at convoy of withdrawing US troops

  • For many Kurdish residents in Syria, the pull-out of US troops by President Donald Trump roused feelings of abandonment
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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Residents angry over the US withdrawal from Syria hurl potatoes at American military vehicles in the town of Qamishli, northern Syria. Photo: AP
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