Russian jets strike ISIS oil facilities east Syria

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ISIS oil tanker trucks destroyed by coalition strikes in Syria. File photo

ARA News 

Russian warplanes on Monday conducted several airstrikes in Syria’s northeastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate, targeting Islamic State’s (ISIS) oil facilities.

The Russian-led wide-scale bombing, that was supported by the Syrian Air Force, led to the destruction of several ISIS’s oil fields and refineries.

“The Russian and Syrian fighter jets carried out more than 36 airstrikes against ISIS-held oil facilities today,” local media activist Hussein al-Mutaiyah told ARA News.

Most of the strikes took place near al-Mayadin city in southern Deir ez-Zor Governorate.

Local sources also reported the death and injury of dozens of ISIS militants due to the air raids.

“Russia has remarkably stepped up its air campaign on ISIS-controlled territories in Syria over the past two weeks, launching air raids on a daily basis,” al-Mutaiyah said.

Reporting by: Eyaz Ciziri | Source: ARA News 

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