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U.S. forces smuggle trucks of grains from Syria on daily basis: CMG



U.S. forces have smuggled trucks full of grains from northeastern Syria into Iraq on a daily basis since the harvest season began in May, a civilian witness told China Media Group.

The witness said these trucks, numbering 15 to 20 each day with Iraqi number plates, were escorted by U.S. military vehicles and sometimes helicopters to the illegal Al-Mahmudiyah border crossing.

Photographs of these convoys were shown to CMG, but the witness said he and others alike had to delete many of the pictures as U.S.-supported opposition forces would look through their phones when they cross rebel-held checkpoints.

The rebel forces can even restore memory cards on the phone to find deleted photos, the witness added.

According to CMG, all civilian and government sources in Syria's Al-Hasakah province have disclosed the high risk of talking to the media. They said if they were caught by Kurdish rebel forces exposing these affairs, they would be thrown into prison.

The Syrian government has accused the U.S. of plundering and looting Syrian oil and grain resources in areas under rebel control.

After 13 years of war, Syria is grappling with a worsening hunger crisis. About 55 percent of the Syrian population, or 12.9 million people, are food insecure, of which 3.1 million are severely food insecure, according to the World Food Program.

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