U.S.’s Syria Ally Supplies Oil to Assad’s Brokers

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America’s military ally in Syria has become an important supplier of crude oil to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, showing the gaps in efforts by Washington to put economic pressure on a government it opposes.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, is delivering oil to Qatirji Group, a Syrian broker targeted by U.S. and European sanctions for supplying fuel to Mr. Assad’s government, said a person familiar with U.S. intelligence and a tanker-truck driver transporting the crude.

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