Kurdish people stand on top of a Russian armored vehicle that has Smashed windows.

The only reason US has secured the oil is to help the Kurds and deny it to Assad. Now Assad can't retake the oil wells since any attack would mean US retaliation, and the Kurds will keep on taking their share from the revenue.

US doesn't need those few Syrian oil wells for themselves, they have little if any effect on the US-economy, but they help the Kurds enormously and ensure survival of SDF.

So quite the opposite, they first abandoned them, but after seeing them get bullied around immediately they have returned for now.

Meanwhile Turks are plotting their "resettlement" (ethnic cleansing) and the Russians are helping them. Of course they are angry.

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