The huge air raid is another milestone as the US-led coalition intensifies its campaign against the jihadists and focuses on their oil-smuggling infrastructure, estimated to net the group some USD 500 million a year.
    
Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike occurred Saturday between Al Hasakah and Dayr Az Zawr in the east. It came less than a week after another, similar strike destroyed 116 IS fuel trucks.

US A-10 air-to-ground attack planes and AC-130 gunships then destroyed the tankers, Davis said, adding there had been no reports of civilian casualties.
    
Russia, which is conducting a separate air campaign in Syria, claims to have destroyed dozens of fuel trucks and has declared a 'free hunt' for any trucks carrying oil 'belonging to terrorists' in IS-controlled areas.

 

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