Islamic State: US-led air strikes on militant group's makeshift oil refineries 'not a real target', monitoring group says

September 28, 2014 10:51 PM

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Islamic State: US-led air strikes on militant group's makeshift oil refineries 'not a real target', monitoring group says

Air strikes believed to have been carried out by US-led forces have hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria's Raqqa province as part of an assault to weaken Islamic State (IS) militants, a monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday (local time), adding that they also hit a plastic factory.

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