Daily Archive: September 13, 2017

US-Backed Forces on Collision Course with Syrian Army in ‘Race for Deir ez-Zor Oilfields’

The race between legitimate Syrian government forces and the US-backed SDF umbrella group to control the oil rich Deir ez-Zor province has intensified following the lifting of the blockade by Syrian troops last week and risks turning into direct confrontation. Last Tuesday, the Syrian military backed by the Russian air force finally broke the IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) siege...