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Youths attack oil wells in Deir al-Zor for their deprival of recycling oil

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Editing: Mohamad Alaa |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
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Publication date: 2018/12/11 21:09

Deir al-Zor - SMART

On Tuesday, youths from the al-Shu’aitat clan attacked oil wells in the Deir al-Zor governorates, Eastern Syria, due to depriving them of recycling oil with primitive way.

Local activists reported that the youths blew off oil wells near the al-Seyjan compound east of the village of al-Hariji. The activists noted that al-Shu’aitat people live in poor economic conditions due their deprival of recycling oil.

Local sources reported that four months ago, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) prevented selling oil for people and gave them a specified amount of oil in return for recycled amounts (SDF hands 40 oil barrels to first burner and demand to receive 30 barrels of recycled fuel, and the burner takes the rest.)

The sources added that the SDF commander Hamza al-Zeiban, who is from the Zeiban township, distributed oil to burners’ owners and allocated all amounts to people from the township and deprived people of other areas in Deir al-Zor in return for his rations.

The sources called upon SDF military commanders and officials of the Autonomous Administration, who come from the al-Shu’aitat clan, to intervene to allow oil recycling in their areas and to build infrastructures such as a bus station, streets, and schools, and provide diesel with supported prices for heating in winter.

Earlier, the residents of al-Shu’aitat area called upon the International Coalition against the Islamic State to support major services, education, and health in the area.

On April 18, 2018, the residents of al-Shu’aitat formed a municipal council to serve 140, 000 people. The municipality council included representatives of the towns of al-Kushkia and Abu Hamam and city of Gharanij.