Moraseloun reported that according to satellite images released on August 6, the US forces and the SDF have started extracting crude oil from al-Tanak oilfield that is Syria’s second largest energy field in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
It further said that flames of burning gas and oil that can not be refined have been seen in the images, adding that the images also show simultaneous extraction operation in al-Tanak.
Moraseloun went on to say that several oil tankers were in al-Tanak oilfield.
In May, SDF-affiliated sources reported on reconstruction operation and preparation for producing almost 5,000 barrels each day in al-Tanak.
Field sources said in March that the US forces built a new and advanced military base in al-Omar oilfield in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, adding that they also transferred a large volume of arms and equipment, including missiles, military vehicles and bridge equipment to the regions of their deployment in Koniko oilfield, al-Omar oilfield and al-Jafreh.
Meantime, the SDF sent a number of their forces to the regions near the Syrian army positions in the villages of Jiya, Salehiyeh and al-Tabiyeh.
Moscow had earlier warned the Syrian forces of a possible US assault on their positions.