ISIS militants target oil refineries in northeastern Syria

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) blew up several oil refineries in al-Hol area of Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria, local sources reported on Monday.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, civil rights activist Ammar Hassan said that IS militants bombed at least four oil refineries belonging to the residents of al-Hol area near the Syrian-Iraqi border, under the pretext of the owners’ non-commitment to regulations imposed by the Islamic State.

“The U.S.-led international coalition’s warplanes also bombed several wells and oil fields in the region last week, on suspicion of belonging to the IS radical group,” Hassan added. 

“Several oil wells have been damaged in al-Hol and its surroundings after the attacks.” 

Noteworthy, the Islamic State group identified last Friday the selling prices for the extracted crude oil from the Kabiba oil station (50 km from Shaddadi city south of Hasakah) as $35 per barrel. The group also decided to transfer the primitive refineries away from Shaddadi for a distance of 15 km under the pretext of securing its resources. 


Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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