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Routes of illegal shipments of petroleum products in Turkey. Data Defense Ministry

December 2, 2015
Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

- The full text of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Sergey Ruda. - : Speech by the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Sergey Ruda:

Without a reliable blocking the channels of financing for LIH (formerly banned in the Russian group 'Islamic State'. - Approx. Tass) count on real success in the fight against the terrorist organization is not necessary.

As already noted the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov, the main source of funding for terrorists is the illegal sale of petroleum products.

In order to eliminate this channel of air and space forces of Russia strikes at the facilities of production, storage, processing and transportation of petroleum products on the territory of Syria, controlled LIH.

For two months in the Russian air strikes defeated 32 oil facilities, 11 refineries, 23 pumping stations nefti.Unichtozheny thousand and eighty of tankers carrying petroleum products.

This has reduced the turnover produced illegally on the territory of the Syrian oil by almost 50%.

By the most conservative estimates revenues this terrorist organization from the criminal business accounted for no less than three million dollars a day. Multiply that by four years. After our earnings terrorist attacks decreased to half a million dollars a day.

However, the gangs continue to receive significant funding, as well as weapons, ammunition and other material nourishment for their activities. , , - , . A number of states, and especially Turkey, are directly involved in large-scale igilovsky business project, providing aiding terrorists.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has irrefutable evidence, based on data from space and aerial reconnaissance, the involvement of Turkey in this business.

Today we present only part of the data available to us.

The routes of transportation of oil to Turkey

It identified three main routes of transportation of oil to Turkey from areas controlled by armed gangs LIH Syria and Iraq.

Routes oil supply

West route
North route
East route

You will be disclosed to the entire chain of supply of petroleum products in Turkey, from production to recycling points.

The western route out to the Turkish ports on the Mediterranean coast. On this route hydrocarbons produced in the oil fields near the city of Raqqa, transported by road, especially at night, in the north-west Syria. ( ) ( ) . Further, through the border towns Azaz (Syria) and Reynhaly (Turkey) to the Turkish port of Iskenderun and Dörtyol.

In the photo taken on Nov. 13, 2015, near the town of Azaz, on the road connecting Turkey and Syria, we can clearly observe the accumulation of automotive vehicles carrying petroleum products.

In the square 'A' can be seen on the Turkish side to find two hundred forty tank trucks and heavy vehicles. In the box 'B' on Syrian territory are forty-six fuel tankers and trucks waiting to cross the border. We know that part of the fuel trucks masquerading trucks.

A similar pattern is observed in the vicinity of the village Reynhaly.

Despite the fighting in the province of Aleppo, on the border there is a continuous flow of traffic in both directions, as in Turkey to find a large number of automotive technology.

The video clearly shows the smooth border crossing camper. « - ». At this point, the border with Syria is under the control of armed gangs of the terrorist group 'Al-Nusra Dzhibhat' which freely passes into Turkey tanker and heavy trucks loaded with oil tanks. Inspection of the vehicle and is not carried out on the Turkish side of the border. And there we see hundreds of  trucks.

In the photo taken on Nov. 16, 2015 in the area Reynhaly, you see a cluster of up to three hundred and sixty fuel trucks and heavy vehicles in close proximity to the Syrian border.

In square 'B' is one hundred sixty-fuel trucks that had just crossed the border. - ' ' . In the direction of the checkpoint in the box 'A' there is a move to the Syrian border, convoys of hundred cars.

By means of space imagery reliably revealed that after crossing the border tanker and heavy trucks with oil sent to the ports of Iskenderun Dörtyol and where there are specialized berths for tankers. Some of the oil is reloaded onto ships and sent for processing outside Turkey, and is sold in the domestic market. These ports daily average load one oil tanker.

Satellite imagery of these ports, dated November 25, 2015, shows different cluster of fuel tankers awaiting shipment.

In the port of Dörtyol fixed three hundred ninety-five nalivnikov and in Iskenderun - sixty.

. The northern route leads to Turkey, to the refinery in the city of Batman, from the areas of oil fields, located on the right bank of the Euphrates. One of the major centers of oil production and refining of petroleum products under the control of LIH is near the village of Deir ez-Zor.

There is a large number of refineries, one of which you see on the screen.

This area is constantly marked accumulation of oil tankers waiting to load. , . You are presented snapshots automotive pillars located at a small distance from each other.

This image, taken of the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor October 18, 2015 by space-based means, was found in a total of one thousand seven hundred twenty-two tanker located primarily off-road parking on unequipped.

It should be noted that since the beginning of the strike aircraft videoconferencing facilities for Russian oil infrastructure in the hands of LIH, the number of oil tankers parked in the columns in this area and in other parts of Syria is much diminished.

I'm not talking about the environmental consequences of the barbaric oil.

Terrorists have staged the whole oil lakes in the sand. . Photo of one of the areas located near Raqqa, presented on the screen.

After loading the oil convoys from the eastern regions of Syria to follow the Turkish border to border communities Qamishli there waiting for their turn.

On the photographs submitted by you, made in August of this year, in the area observed hundreds of fuel tankers and trucks, moving both to the Turkish border, and in the opposite direction.

Ultimately, much of the throws from the eastern regions of Syria arrives at a major oil refinery in the city of Batman, located on the territory of Turkey, 100 kilometers from the Syrian border.

The eastern route of transportation of oil to Turkey, a major transshipment base in the village of Cizre, leads from the oil fields located in the northeast of Syria and north-western parts of Iraq, through the border towns of Kara-Chokh, Cham-mechanics in the Syrian territory and Tavan and Zakho - in Iraq.

The photographs displayed accumulation of fuel trucks and heavy vehicles in the areas of human settlements.

November 28th, 2015 in the district of Kara-Chokh on the territory of pumping station discovered 50 oil tankers.

The pictures, taken in August, on the Syrian-Iraqi border near the village of Cham-mechanics you see three hundred and eighty units of motor vehicles. At this time, nothing has changed. - . Intelligence is still a large number of fixed movement of tankers through the border between Syria and Iraq.

Yet an increasing number of oil tankers is recorded in the border areas of Iraq and Turkey.

And their number over the past three months is not reduced.

Survey carried out on November 14 in the areas of Iraqi towns of Zakho and Tavan, allowed to find one thousand one hundred and four tanker and heavy trucks. It's hard not to notice them.

However, attacks on fuel tankers columns from a coalition is not observed. While we celebrate only tripling the number of strategic UAVs.

Given that the impacts of the coalition led by the United States, we do not see, pass places where nalivnikov working on LIH linked to specific localities. Complete information about the objects will be placed after a briefing on the website of the Ministry of Defence.

From the border areas of Iraq tankers smoothly and ceaselessly crossed the Iraqi-Turkish border in the region of Zakho, where the oil is sent to refineries, the nearest of which is located in the village of Batman, who was mentioned above, or to the largest logistics center of this route, located near the village Silopi points.

In the picture from space, made November 14, 2015, you can see the accumulation of three thousand two hundred and twenty fuel tankers and trucks.

As they say, the comments here are unnecessary. The scale of illegal business is impressive.

As a result, today in the criminal business connected with trade in petroleum products, the terrorists are constantly in circulation is not less than eight and a half thousand cars-nalivnikov that carry daily to 200 thousand barrels of oil.

Russian Air Force will continue to strike at targets LIH oil infrastructure, to which we also call on our colleagues from the coalition.
: Source: website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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