Russia says major IS oil facilities in Syria destroyed
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
Russian warplanes have in two days destroyed an oil storage, an oil refinery, and columns of fuel tankers under control of the IS in Syria, according to Major General Igor Konashenkov, official representative of Russia's Defence Ministry.
RIA Novosti quoted him as saying Nov. 23 that bombers performed combat missions from the Hmeymim air base to destroy fuel tanker columns and oil refineries in northern and eastern Syria.
"A large oil storage facility was destroyed 15 kilometers southwest of the city of Raqqa," said Konashenkov.
Russia's Su-34 bombers also destroyed an oil refinery, controlled by the terrorists some 50 kilometers south of Raqqa.
Konashenkov said these facilities in the regions of Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa are being controlled by terrorists and serve as a main income source for them.
"In the Al-Mahimira desert, 50 kilometers north of Deir ez-Zor, the Su-34 bombers delivered blows to fuel tanks," he said noting that the facilities were destroyed completely.