D24 network obtained accurate information about a network of oil dealers in Deir Ezzor province, eastern Syria.
Abu Bakr Al-Homsi, who comes from Al-Qariyateen city in the eastern Homs countryside, is the one responsible for oil smuggling from the SDF areas to the Assad regime areas in the west bank of the Euphrates River.
Al-Homsi manages a network of oil dealers in the SDF areas, who, through his relations with Al-Qaterji company, transports and smuggles oil to the Assad areas, in exchange for large amounts of money.
Al-Homsi was selling oil to the Assad regime by signing contracts with Al-Qaterji and Daesh during its control over Deir Ezzor countryside.
Al-Homsi is the main driver of the oil smuggling and oil transportation in the SDF areas, as he has been smuggling and signing contracts since Daesh was in Deir Ezzor.
According to sources for D24 network, Al-Homsi operations were facilitated by Abu Khawla Al-deiri, the commander of the SDF-linked Deir Ezzor Military Council, who provided a suitable environment for Al-Homsi to seal oil deals with the Assad regime.
Al-Homsi made a lot of money through oil transactions and smuggling, and as a link between the SDF and the Assad regime, he earned a lot of money from both sides.
The oil smuggling operations are carried out through pipelines in the Euphrates River, where crude oil and Diesel are transported to the Assad regime in the west of the Euphrates.
Abu Bakr Al-Homsi receives huge sums of money from Al-Qaterji company for the services he does in smuggling oil for them.
Local reports have confirmed that some of the SDF-linked factions are involved in selling oil to the Assad regime, as oil is smuggled in the open through pipelines in the areas controlled by the SDF.
It is noteworthy that the SDF control all oil fields in Deir Ezzor province, exporting the oil outside its regions and refining it locally and put it on the market.