American troops look out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, Syria, Feb. 7, 2018.(AP/Susannah George)
Resource Wars

How the US Occupied the 30% of Syria Containing Most of its Oil, Water and Gas

While gaining control of key resources for partitioning Syria and destabilizing the government in Damascus, the U.S.’ main goal in occupying the oil and water rich northeastern Syria is aimed not at Syria but at Iran.