Turkish Journalist Questions Why US Isn’t Bombing ISIL’s Oil Fields

Turkish Journalist Questions Why US Isn't Bombing ISIL's Oil Fields

The US-led coalition's reluctance to bomb Islamic State-controlled oil deposits in Syria has raised eyebrows, according to prominent Turkish journalist Alptekin Dursunoglu.

Drawing attention to the fact that the US-led air campaign never targeted the ISIL-controlled oil fields in Syria, Dursunoglu said: "This fact really makes [me] wonder, given that one of the steps of Obama's plan to fight ISIL was the destruction of sources of the Islamic State's income," Dursunoglu said.

To find the answer, it is necessary to discern who ordered the US and its allies not to bomb ISIL's oil fields, he said, referring to previous activities by local officials nominated by the US.

Commenting on thousands of oil tanks supplied by ISIL, Dursunoglu wondered why American drones failed to track the convoy of such a big scale.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20151031/1029376526/turkey-islamic-state-pipelines.html

#syria #isil #us #usa #isis #terrorism #oil #militaryindustry

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