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U.S. Military Destroys 116 ISIS Fuel Trucks

by Jana Ritter - Published: 11/16/2015

Nearly 24 hours after ISIS terrorist attacks left 129 people dead and 352 wounded in Paris, France began air strikes against the group’s headquarters in Ragga Syria, and the U.S. military launched their own attack destroying 116 ISIS fuel trucks in Syria Sunday as well. The U.S. has also begun sharing intelligence with the French military about additional Islamic State targets and has pledged to broaden their cooperation.

                                                               US targets ISIS oil trucks

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Fuel is a major source of income for ISIS operations and according to a source from the U.S. military, these revenue-producing targets such as oil refineries have been a prime target for the coalition effort known as Operation Tidal Wave II. The operation had already been launched a month ago with the primary objective of attacking ISIS oil infrastructure in eastern Syria. Until now, the coalition had held back from launching attacks directly on fuel trucks in order to minimize civilian casualties. But since ISIS claimed responsibility for Friday’s attacks on civilians in Paris, the U.S. has changed their tactics and directly targeted ISIS oil trucks for the first time on Sunday. “The targets had been in the works, and we accelerated the strikes due to great interest from the French after the attacks,” said the U.S. official.

                                                            US bombs ISIS fuel trucks

However, unlike the dirty terrorist tactics of ambushing innocent people without warning, the U.S. military said they followed protocol and gave truck drivers ample warning before the attack on the fuel farm occurred. “We dropped leaflets, warning the drivers to scatter. Next we strafed the area with 30mm cannons before dropping bombs from the warthogs,” said the U.S. military official. This one strike successfully destroyed a total of 116 ISIS fuel trucks located near Abu Kamal, which is close to Dayr al Zawr.  But Col. Steve Warren, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said in a Pentagon press conference last week that they have seen from previous strikes on ISIS targets, that the organization has been able to repair their facilities in a short amount of time. "We'd conduct a strike against some piece of the oil infrastructure, and then within, you know, 24, 48, 72 hours, the enemy have managed to repair that piece of infrastructure, and were back up and running," said Warren.  Nevertheless, Operation Tidal Wave II plans to continue to amp up its attacks on ISIS fuel operations, which have been generating millions of dollars a month for the terror group’s activities.


Derril Salter
Derril Salter
They dropped leaflets warning the civilian drivers before the attack. To give them time to get away.
Andrew Drayer
Andrew Drayer
Anyone notice how France and Germany are bombing the Isis capital, and all we can do is bomb fuel trucks? Something wrong there
Ranj Singh
Ranj Singh
I don't understand why ISIS resources are not disabled well in advance of attacks on Western countries. Especially when we have a dozen countries going at it.
Terry Brown
Terry Brown
I don't buy it. Until this supposed raid is confirmed by an intelligent source I won't believe it. Obama doesn't want to bomb his allies. Hell if you think of it America buys their oil and so we by proxy support it. Not directly but indirectly.
Brian Philips
Brian Philips

John Campbell
John Campbell
None of our damn business!! Spend my tax $$ HERE!!
Ken Roseberry
Ken Roseberry
Fool their coming for your ass
Terry Perrott
Terry Perrott
The A-10 Tank buster is one bad ass support plane.
Shaine Powell
Shaine Powell
A10 tank killer!
Eddie Venatta
Eddie Venatta
The ONLY reason they did this is because the whole world is finally seeing what kind of animals isis is. And their protector obunghillo can't hide it anymore.
Ken Roseberry
Ken Roseberry
What the fuck took so long assholes
Michael Ponton
Michael Ponton
Take it below tha hard deck an let it rain 👍
Charlie Ford
Charlie Ford
So your telling me we allowed oil & gas to go through all along?? Hmm
Allan Bonney
Allan Bonney
Wart hog badass
Lee Allen Shaver
Lee Allen Shaver
So 129 people had to die before Ovomit pulled his head out of his ass
Erick Painter
Erick Painter
It's still firmly fixed there.
Robert Hall
Robert Hall
Great. We attack the one commodity they have plenty of...
John Ziegler
John Ziegler
You go troops do it to it make America proud and safe love ya all
John Everline
John Everline
This should have been done.
Scott Swain
Scott Swain
Bomb their oil
Donald Gough
Donald Gough
Yea that will stop them. Smgdh.
David Pitts
David Pitts
Took way to long
Steven Jack
Steven Jack
We just need to step back Russia and France is handling it the right way