U.S., allies bomb ISIS oil sites in Syria for 2nd straight day

September 26, 2014 10:59 AM

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U.S., allies bomb ISIS oil sites in Syria for 2nd straight day

The U.S., backed by its coalition of antiterrorism allies, dropped bombs on ISIS oil facilities overnight Thursday — the second day of raids on the oil plants and the fourth of airstrikes in the region. The strikes aim to cripple one of the terrorists' primary sources of cash: black market oil.

BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

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