VIDEO: Russia Airstrikes Obliterate 12,000 Oil Tankers Driven out of Syria by ISIS

Sun Dec 27, 2015 13:42:48

This is the moment the Russian fighter jets smash ISIS oil tankers after spotting 12,000 at Turkish border.

The devastating attack was launched after pilots spotted a convoy of hundreds of vehicles it says were destined for Turkey, which Russia claims is a route the terrorist organisation is using to sell the commodity to raise money for its feared caliphate, as well as attacks on the West.

Speaking of the images of the vast number of vehicles recorded by intelligence services betwen Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy said: “The [aerial] imagery was made in the vicinity of Zakho (a city in Iraqi Kurdistan), there were 11,775 tankers and trucks on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border.

“It must be noted that oil from both Iraq and Syria come through this [Zakho] checkpoint."

It came as one of Vladimir Putin's top officials said nearly 12,000 tankers on either side of the Syrian/Turkey border were seen on a recent mission.

In the last week, claims Moscow, 17 ISIS convoys have been destroyed in Russian airstrikes.

The latest video, released by the Russian defence ministry, shows the tankers bunched together as they make their way along the road.

They are then blasted by the fighter jet.

Flames and plumes of smoke are seen coming from vehicles as the camera zooms in on the carnage, Express reported.



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