Islamic State: US-led airstrikes target oil assets in Syria

September 25, 2014 12:38 PM

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Islamic State: US-led airstrikes target oil assets in Syria

Warplanes and drones from the US and two Gulf Arab allies pounded militant sites in Syria, seeking to degrade oil refining and smuggling operations. Islamic State is estimated to control oil refineries generating steady income. 

US-led jet fighters launched new airstrikes overnight, targeting Syrian oilfields under the control of the self-declared Islamic State, in an effort to degrade the group's financial assets.

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