Western forces hit more ISIS oil installations in Syria

19 Jul 2017   Syria

Coalition forces hit oil installations controlled by the group in Syria calling itself the Islamic State. U.S. Defense Department photo July 18 (UPI) — The fight against terrorism extended into the oil industry as the Western-led coalition said it hit storage tanks in Syria controlled by the Islamic State . The U.S. Defense Department said forces united under Operation Inherent Resolve struck oil installations in the 25 strikes carried out recently against fighters with the Islamic State in Syria. “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS oil refinement stills, three oil storage tanks and three oil barrels,” the Pentagon said in a strike update . “Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed 12 ISIS oil refinement stills, four wellheads and two oil storage tanks.” Three years ago, consultant firm IHS estimated the oil production controlled by the terrorist group was worth $800 million per year, based on the […]

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