ISIS oil resources under fresh strikes by US-led coalition

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ISIS militants had seized 81 oil-wells in Iraq and Syria. File photo

ARA News 

HASAKAH Warplanes of the US-led international coalition launched a new wave of airstrikes in Syria, targeting oil resources of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group, officials and local sources reported on Tuesday.

In Raqqa, the ISIS de facto capital in Syria, the coalition’s fighter jets launched two airstrikes, bombing two ISIS oil pumpjacks and an oil tank, according to coalition officials.

Another airstrike hit an ISIS security headquarters in Raqqa suburb.

“The building was destroyed completely, and at least 13 ISIS security guards were killed in the attack,” media activist Omar Rihawi told ARA News in Raqqa. “Other airstrikes targeted ISIS oil facilities, causing huge explosions and a state of alert among ISIS ranks.”

Also on Tuesday, the coalition’s fighter jets hit an ISIS supply route near Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province, and destroyed at least 13 oil tankers that the group was trying to move to Iraq.

“Three strikes destroyed 13 ISIL oil tanker trucks and a tractor trailer [in Deir ez-Zor],” the US-led coalition said in a statement on Tuesday, using another acronym for ISIS.  

Reporting by: Sardar Murad

Source: ARA News

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