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QAMISHLI – Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition bombed oil facilities for the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in eastern Syria on Monday, activists reported.
The coalition hit oil wells and refineries in the al-Ward oil field in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor with several airstrikes.
Al-Ward is one of the main Syrian oil fields under ISIS control. The extremist group relies on selling oil in the black market in order to fund its operations in the region.
“The western coalition targeted the ISIS-held oil facilities in al-Ward field with more than five airstrikes on Monday, destroying several oil wells and crude refineries,” media activist Anass Amin told ARA News in Deir ez-Zor.
Dozens of pro-ISIS workers were killed in the strikes, as plumes of smoke were seems rising from the targeted facilities, according to local sources.
The U.S.-led coalition has also bombed ISIS headquarters in the Sinaa district of Deir ez-Zor and two checkpoints held by the militants near the southern entrance of the city. At least 12 ISIS jihadis were reported dead in the bombardments.
Reporting by: Mir Yaqoub
Source: ARA News