Returning to Syria, Trump wants to take control of oil fields

The international community is concerned about an American military convoy's return from Iraq to Syria to take control of the Deir ez-Zor oild fields.

The US says this is to prevent the oil fields from falling back into the hands of ISIS or other destabilizing actors. US President Donald Trump's suggestion that Exxon Mobil or another US oil company exploit the Syrian oil fields drew rebukes from legal and energy experts. These actions belie Trump's promise to withdraw all US troops from Syria so Turkey could conduct a military operation to push all Kurd and ISIS forces from the border area.

Source: VOV5