Amerikanerne har bombet en stor kolonne med tankvogner som frakter olje for IS. Det skal være første gang tankbilene bombes. Man spør seg: Hvorfor har det ikke skjedd for lenge siden?

Hvor alvorlig mener president Obama krigen mot IS, når han lar oljeeksporten i fred?

Intensifying pressure on the Islamic State, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks on Monday that the extremist group has been using to smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria, American officials said.

According to an initial assessment, 116 trucks were destroyed in the attack, which took place near Deir al-Zour, an area of Syria controlled by the Islamic State that is close to the eastern border with Iraq.

The airstrikes were carried out by four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130 gunships based in Turkey.

Plans for the strike were developed well before the terrorist attacks in and around Paris on Friday, and the

 assault was part of a broader operation to disrupt the ability of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, to generate revenue to support its military operations and run its territory.

American officials have long been frustrated by the Islamic State’s ability to generate as much as $40 million a month by producing and exporting oil.

Avsløringer som dette fyrer opp under konspirasjonsteorier i Midtøsten og Europa om at USA egentlig ikke ønsker å nedkjempe IS.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/middleeast/us-strikes-syria-oil.html?emc=edit_na_20151116&nlid=30317720&ref=cta&_r=0

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