The German government has accused the Bashar al-Assad regime of buying oil from the ISIL organization, which Damascus had previously designated as its enemy.
German Foreign Ministry deputy spokeswoman Sawsan Chebli told a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday that there was evidence of oil transactions between the Assad regime and ISIL.
Asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that Turkey was buying oil from ISIL, Chebli said that German authorities have no information supporting these particular claims.
“But what we know for example is that the Assad regime has received large amounts of oil from ISIL. We have evidence; we have indications showing that this is the case,” she added.
Full article: Germany: Assad regime buys oil from ISIL (World Bulletin)