Update: Pompeo-Backed Oil Company Loses Syria Contract

Kurdish-led rebel group was counting on billions from oil firm protected by US troops


For more than a year, a little-known American oil company, whose founders include a decorated former high-ranking Delta Force officer, has been developing and modernizing Syria’s Deir al-Zour oil fields in the country’s Kurdish-controlled northeast under a special license granted by the Trump administration that exempted it from sanctions.

On Wednesday, …

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