Syria: Russian Airstrikes Reduce ISIL’s Oil Export by 70 Percent



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Heavy airstrikes by the Russian Air Force on the infrastructure and oil facilities of the ISIL terrorist group in Syria have reduced ISIL’s incomes from black market oil sales by %70, a report by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.

“The Russian warplanes’ air attacks have kept long-term pressure on ISIL’s economy and logistics. In the meantime, the increasingly empty coffers of ISIL Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s caliphate have greatly weakened the terror group’s battlefield capabilities and subsequently, helped to shrink its territory,” the Russian institute said.

The Syrian army launched heavy fire an ISIL fuel convoy in Aleppo province, blowing up most of the tankers, as the terrorists are sustaining growing loss in the illegal trade of black gold in Syria.

“The Syrian army troops carried out a special operation against the ISIL along the Aleppo-Raqqa highway in Eastern Aleppo which resulted in the destruction of at least 20 trucks,” a army source said.

According to the source, the tankers were moving from Deir Hafer towards al-Bab but the army blocked their way and demolished them.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Syrian military forces stormed the concentration centers and gatherings of ISIL terrorists in two regions in Eastern Sweida, destroying several fuel tankers.

ISIL’s bases in al-Bayader region and in the Eastern side of the village of al-Rashideh came under heavy attack by the Syrian army troops, destroying a base, several oil tankers and killing a number of militants.

In a similar raid on Friday a number of ISIL vehicles, carrying fresh forces and ammunition in the Southern province of Sweida, came under attack by the Syrian Army troops, adding that most of the vehicles were damaged in the offensive.

“Syrian military forces, tipped off by intelligence agents, stormed a long convoy of ISIL’s vehicles in Tal Dhafla region, inflicting major damage on the armored and supply vehicles,” field sources said.

“Several ISIL members were killed and several more were wounded in the attacks,” the sources added.


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