Petroleum wells in Syria’s Kurdish region attacked



ARA News

Rumailan, al-Haska, Syria − After two months of raging fire in two petroleum wells, located between Ali Agha and Girhouk villages in the southern suburbs of the oil-rich area of Rumailan in al-Hasaka province, north Syria, the fire was extinguished on Monday by unknown party, according to sources close to the Democratic Union Party (PYD).

The fire in Rumailan’s petroleum wells resulted from clashes between the Kurdish forces of the Popular Protection Units (YPG)−the armed wing of the PYD− and al-Qaeda linked Islamic groups, a source in the area told ARA News

“The YPG forces bombed the wells in order to deprive the Arab residents in the region of benefiting from the petrol, who were filtering it to extract the diesel and fill their own cisterns to sell it with hight prices in the region,” said the source, preferring anonymity. 

The pro-regime news agencies in Syria said that helicopters of the Syrian regime worked to extinguish the fire in the petroleum wells in cooperation with some Russian experts

Sources reported to ARA News that smoke pillars were seen in the last few days, believed to be caused by fire raged in another petroleum well in Rumailan area. 

The fired petroleum wells in Rumailan are considered the richest wells in the region, and they were administrated by Dejla Oil Company. Later on, the Syrian Ministry of Petroleum transferred the control to the PYD to guard the oil wells in Rumailan area amid the ongoing war in the country.


Reported by: Azad Jemkari

Source: ARA News


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