THE END OF ISIS? Russian Airforce Just Destroyed ISIS’ Main Financial Source: 500 Oil Trucks

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A day after admitting a terrorist attack brought down a Russian passenger jet over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board, Russia announced its warplanes will attack any tanker trucks travelling through territory belonging to the Islamic State in Syria. Within hours it was revealed that, in order to cut off the terrorist group’s biggest source of income, Russian Air Force had destroyed around 500 ISIS fuel trucks transporting illegal oil from Syria to refineries in Iraq.

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“Today a decision was taken according to which Russian warplanes are now flying on a so-called ‘free hunt’ against tanker trucks carrying oil products belonging to terrorists in areas controlled by IS. In recent years, Islamic State and other extremist groups have organized the operations of the so-called ‘pipeline on wheels’ on the territories they control. In just the first few days, our aviation has destroyed 500 fuel tanker trucks. This has considerably lowered the ability of the militants to illegally export energy products and their income from contraband oil,” Russian General Staff spokesman Colonel General Andrey Kartapolov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

Kartapolov displayed images showing convoys comprised of hundreds of vehicles transporting oil to back his assertion.

Earlier this week, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks that the extremist group had been using to smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria. According to an initial assessment, 116 trucks were destroyed in the attack, which took place near Deir al-Zour, an area in eastern Syria that is controlled by the Islamic State.

Hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel have been delivered to Iraq for processing by trucks and the revenue generated from these illegal exports is the one of the terrorists’ main sources of funding, Kartapolov added.

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Figures from oil workers in Syria and Iraq along with Western intelligence estimates suggest up to 40,000 barrels are being produced every day in ISIS-held territory. Last month it was revealed ISIS was making more than £320million a year from oil. This wealth has allowed the group to flourish regionally and internationally.


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78 COMMENTS

  1. Can someone explain why the U.S didnt imagine that cutting ISIS off from oil and cash would be their demise and make that their obvious tactic?

    I think its because the U.S isnt really interested in defeating ISIS, they have otehr motives for being in the region, they have only made piecemeal efforts, which is obvious now from the speed and success of Russias campaign.

    • Well the US didn’t bomb them as they probably wanted the oil for them self or they were making money off it considering they Helped to fund ISIS in the first place

    • If the oil is being produced in Syria and sold to support IS, why not hit the refineries. Then watch the world oil market to see whose prices go up and then sanction them for buying blood oil from IS.

    • US has let Daesh proliferate because they are indirectly selling them arms. Follow the money.
      Good job Russia. It should have been done after Kenya. But at least it’s beginning now.
      Now, if we can stop Daesh from being welfare for these people….maybe the extremists numbers will shrink.
      Thank you Anonymous!

      • That link is to the story above which only confirms that the US struck the 116 oil trucks after pressure from Russia, NOT before. To clarify, the United States had not struck a single oil asset (ISIS’s most important asset), until after Russia had dealt this much more deadly blow. Also, as a side note, that is not how Department of Defense officials make decisions about military targets and collateral damage. I had to laugh at that part. lol.

      • Yeah right! Americans dont even cringe by bombing the hell out of innocent people throughout history and generally causing mayhem and being the most hated nation ever and now you tell me that they pussied out from bombing the isis oil transport system because they were afraid that some “uninvolved” civilians who work for isis might die!!! Ha ha ha ha

      • “Civilian drivers” Working for Isis..!!! I’ve often wondered why, after an atrocity has been committed a statement is issued. various countries say we are going to bomb the Isis training camps. If these are known to exist why are they not being attacked on a regular basis. And yes, the oil refineries should be a constant target as well. The banking system should be looked at also, where is the money trail ? follow it ! Shouldn’t be too hard for the western governments to do. !

      • Too much of democracy is slowing down U.S efforts in defeating ISIS…I praise Putin for this singular action: destruction of the fuel trucks. The U.S claimed they knew about this but were concerned about ‘civilian’ truck drivers…come on, all of them are smugglers and collaborating with ISIS, why feel pity for them.
        Putin once more has proven that he is a man of action. GO RUSSIA !!!!

    • Because US is buying the oil like ny other countries because it’s cheap to buy from them.
      Therefore our government like to say they’re fighting ISIS but they actually buy from ISIS as well.

    • Obviously… Western powers didn’t think of it because they are likely buying it. After all, they don’t want to buy Russian oil. Just an assumption.

    • Why would any big country benifiting from the oil production/corruption want to cut the throat of the ones helping them get it? Our countries are part of the dirty system for oil control in that region of the world. Now one group is trying to go against everyone else and gain power and independance too much so the big hands have to put them back under their control. It’s all business strategies, nothing to do with human rights.

    • Hate to be cynical but it is highly possible that their typical interest in foreign oil meant that they would never have considered targeting it.

    • Why would they bomb their own concoction they cooked up? Pretty obvious that ISIS is an offshoot of Al Quaeda which was invented by the CIA and transformed into ISIS because they needed a newer more evil entity to frighten the masses. This whole war on terrorism is a load of bullshit for the New World Order to set up their one world government which is coming in the very near future.

    • Look I’m all for what Putin has done but I reckon the reason they have avoided these targets is because it’s innocent civilians that are trying to make a living driving those trucks and because there is so much bleeding hearts these days the uproar would be crazy. Anyway that’s just why I reckon the U.S. Didn’t attack them earlier. It is war, that’s just how it is people forget what war is sometimes.

    • Oil is traded in dollars globally, the was in the middle east started because iraq starting trading oil in euros. Hence america destroying their oil would be america losing money. Politics bro

  2. It looks like in order attend the shiw of arms and new weapons first you have to get a bloody ticket in order to take a part in it.
    Russia got it thru Sinai plane,France sacifice its cizicens,UK had so called “John”.Show must go on…

  3. It’s all about cojones, Putin has them. He has oil, he has power, he has the political will and military might to take down ISIS. The downing of the Russian airliner might just be the catalyst that brings the demise of ISIS. Let’s hope so.

  4. I hope the people driving the trucks were Isis members, not innocent syrians who were forced to drive or had to drive to earn a living

  5. Why could USA not destroy this vehicles is the Big question…, now it seems indeed USA was behind the ISIS finance.

    One year of bombing – USA what did you do exactly ???

  6. Because our leader is corrupt. From the moment he swor in he had his fingers crossed. He knew what was gonna happen and he just wants to watch us fall. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Come on y’all. Use your headed once and a while. Or does he have y’all believing he’s god to?

    • Then your hero Bush must have been really corrupt as he foolishly invaded a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and then created ISIS while his VP’s former company was getting 39 billion in no bid contracts. You know, using your own standards and the like.

  7. What about global warming? I mean, all of these burning clouds are causing severe environmental effects…And there HAS to be laws against this.

    They’re causing trouble in Ukraine, now they’re causing an enviromental distater, the effects of which could be seen for decades.

    (SIC) 🙂

      • U got to be fucking kidding me!? hey dumbass u prefer to have ur daughter stabbed or made a prostitute by her muslim pimp!? when u try to defend her life u get shot in the head and beheaded for protecting her then u end up useless on a youtube video dead?

        i also thought about Global warming and toxic gaz that would cause but i thought about this crap in my head and i was fucking joking to myself.

        cant believve u fucking published this, u deserve to drive this god dam truck to hell imo

  8. Amazing Russia hits ISIS oil trucks
    B52s could have destroyed every truck
    I saw on Russian fighters film in one
    pass and every truck driver too
    Putin job well done When Oboma and
    Kerry speak about ISIS they look scared

  9. I have thought about this for sometime. I believe that the rational for going to war with Iraq was to steal all the oil for U.S. companies. When this didn’t work out they had to create ISIS so they could justify their presence in the region and so ISIS could give them the oil they so badly wanted, very cheaply. They then pretended to fight ISIS, all the while shoring them up with tanker trucks and weapons. Russia figured out what was going on and decided to call ISIS a call of their own. They brought proof to the G-20 about who was laundering the dirty blood oil. Then miraculously the U.S. decided to destroy some of the trucks. More for show than anything else as they only bombed a small portion of them. Russia is going to finish the job and take away the U.S. Reason for creating this whole mess. I have to say that Russia is doing the world a favor here.

  10. Simple winning strategy,30,000 ground troops from France , Russia, and US.Total
    Total 90,000 take Raqqua and oil.. conflict over in 2 weeks, Syrians return home, no more refugees

  11. We all know USA is a friend of no one .it. Is a friend of cash and their own so called values and friend ship.why USA is helping Pakisthan,a real global sponsor of terrorism and on a daily basis killing people in India in the name of Kasmir.only u can trust Russia.no more USA lies.

  12. I don’t watch news much but ‘m aware. When I do get a glimse of something like this I always notice USA says something but I notice that the Russian plane bomb and Russia says something and boom next second they’re action heros while america says well let’s prepare for war maybe 2 centuries down the line yes (exageration ).Also I noticed that in some news it said Obama is Muslim or Islam too ( don’t know ) but if it’s true well…

    • It is undoubtedly an eye opener for the entire global community. USA,Russia n evil force against humanity in middle east. Russia gonna be a big winner for obvious reasons. USA image is gonna go down so low dat Uncle Sam may need face cover to explain d exposed dangerous failed policy to un-happy n agitated fans from a cross d world. Trust deficit is a bad word but Alas!! Uncle Sam, even ur adopted Child, Israel is so worried today ‘coz of dat “trust deficit” with u. Hey! Believe me, Mr Putin may get d title of “Mr Right” frm d global community coz of d job well done against d evil force in middle east, Pliz mark my word, once dat happened dat’ll b the unprecedented turning point in favour of Russia in d New world order. Because evry citizen of tis world wanna live in peaceful atmosphere,for dat the world community is in need of powerfull, influential,trustworthy n reliable protector.

  13. So the cheap oil was allowed to be brought to Iraq for processing, I also read it was brought to Turkey then maybe sent elsewhere. More than likely ISIS is making money off the oil to buy weapons. Seems that this is the same kind of deals as the Iran/contra and the Afghanistan drugs/money/weapons deals but oil is used instead for the sale of drugs to buy weapons. Who is benefiting from this, the oil companies, weapon manufacturers and the banksters.

  14. Why usa didn’t do this action îl last year…they are take petrol from Iraq..they are not interested to stop this conflict,they make money from it.
    Sorry for my bad english!

  15. Obama wants the Canadian pipeline stopped so as his (friends) you know who, will get the money from the US for their oil
    ..And consequently help fund ISIS..

    • A Eurasian pipeline is far more valuable to the fractional reservists petrodollar than the Keystone XL, which was more of a domestic distraction than what has been brewing in Eurasia for 30 years and is now bearing the wartime fruits those same fractional reservists benefit from exploiting.

  16. So the Americans are being devious in their approach to Syria no surprise there then. And Vlad the impaled and Russia are hero’s wow just wtf are vlads long term objectives.

  17. Please don’t use the word Americans loosely!! We are not to be classed together! Our so called president and military leaders act on there own without the approval of the American people. Many of us despise their actions and motives.

  18. Russia is clearly more efficient, and they care less with any discussion about “what if those trucks where…”, they simple do the job.

  19. I have read each and every comment and have never heard such a load of half informed, nonsensical, pure and utter rubbish…..your opinions and comments are yours to have, thats mine,,,,, I mean com’on you all make Fox news sound intelligent

  20. Definitely Obama is protecting the other side, Putin showed him at G20 the trucks and what he was going to do. I mean one whole year, we have over 150 planes in the area parked, guess just taking pictures, burning gas or protecting isis? Who knows! I’m glad Putin is grabbing the bull by it’s horn, hope Russians destroy every single truck!! and next, go after every bank transaction and see who is buying from Isis, who is funding them!!! If the Russian won’t do this, hope Anonymous will. Jam all of their media sites and reports too, hack their financial computers daily. Ity’s time to wipe out these rats, We are trully fighting 40 thousand savage killers, with a Toyota army, no airplanes, no navy, c’mon, this fake cover up war is all about Oil in the region!! Putin, you have my blessing, Ohhbamy has zero cojones!

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