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DAMASCUS – French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the French army has bombed an oil supply center held by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in eastern Syria.
French warplanes hit Sunday an oil supply center in the ISIS-held Deir ez-Zor province.
“We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” Le Drian told reporters during a visit to Dakar, Senegal.
France has recently joined anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria after President Francois Hollande decided to take part in the campaign.
Bombing the ISIS-held oil supply center came during a third wave of French airstrikes in Syria.
The earlier raids targeted ISIS-led training camps for foreign jihadists suspected of preparing to conduct attacks in France.
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi