Tuesday, November 24, 2015

US air strike 'hits 238 IS oil trucks' in Syria

From:  BBC

Oil rig in Syria
Getty Images - IS receives a large portion of its funding from seized oil facilities
A US air strike has destroyed more than 238 fuel trucks controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in north-east Syria, the US military has said.

It is thought the pilots found the trucks parked up together, waiting to be loaded at an oil production point near Hassakeh and Deir al-Zour.

Warning shots were reportedly fired to scare away the civilian drivers, before the destruction of the trucks began.

IS makes large amounts of money from oil it produces from seized facilities.

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