RT crew has obtained access to a Syrian oil facility, that was under Islamic State control for two years, before it was recently freed by Kurdish forces.
Residents of the Syrian town of Shaddadi near the Jabisah oil field in the Hasakah province said that up until February when Daesh still controlled the oil field, the jihadists continued to send oil to Raqqa and then ship it to Turkey using the Tell Abyad checkpoint on the Turkish-Syrian border.
“Then they sold it [oil] to Turkey in exchange for dollars and weapons,” Hussein said, as cited by RT.
“All the tankers were from Iraq. They were filled with Syrian oil. The oil was taken to Raqqa and then to Turkey,” Amir Al Hajj, another resident of Hasakah province told RT.