Terrorists' Oil Production Series Collided by Russian Su-34 Near Raqqa: Russia Military

Terrorists' Oil Production Series Collided by Russian Su-34 Near Raqqa: Russia Military
Wed Jun 1, 2016 17:40:57

According to the Russian military, Su-34 jets operating in Syria have destroyed a series of oil production facilities operated by terrorists near Raqqa.

"Russian Su-34 attack aircraft have destroyed terrorists' illegal oil production facilities in al-Taura located 42 kilometers [roughly 26 miles] to the southwest of Raqqa," the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Raqqa is the self-proclaimed capital of the terrorist group ISIS. The city also allegedly served as a waypoint for terrorist oil making its way into Turkey.

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Russian Aerospace Forces unit had fulfilled its mission in Syria and that its withdrawal would begin the following day. Moscow does, however, maintain a military presence in Syria, as a deadline for a complete pullout has not yet been announced.

Last month, Russian and Syrian Air Forces carried out coordinated airstrikes against ISIS in the province of Raqqa, Sputnik reported.


string(1812) "[{"id":"1820707","sort":"3556873","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/22/alalam_635995353504689382_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"ISIS Road to Aleppo Pounded in Heaviest Russian Airstrikes in Months"} ,{"id":"1820762","sort":"3556874","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/22/alalam_635995461885419977_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Russian Jets Ready to Provide More Aerial Support for Ground Operations across Syria"} ,{"id":"1821291","sort":"3556875","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/24/alalam_635996856075516796_25f_4x3.mp4","title":"VIDEO: Russian Air Force Pounds ISIS Bomb-Making Factory in Syria’s Aleppo"} ,{"id":"1821373","sort":"3556876","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/24/alalam_635996949914864537_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"6,000-Strong Militant Group Formed by Al-Nusra to Block Syrian Army in Aleppo: Russian Senior Official"} ,{"id":"1821424","sort":"3556877","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/24/alalam_635997097872649306_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"More Than 28,000 of ISIS, Nusra Front Terrorists Killed in Russian-Syrian Operations"} ,{"id":"1821739","sort":"3556878","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/25/alalam_635997819104306738_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Russian Fighter Jets Target ISIL Fuel Tankers in Syria’s Aleppo"} ,{"id":"1822404","sort":"3556879","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/27/alalam_635999712420126631_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"Turkey Supports Syria Al Qaeda By Convoys of Weapon: Russian Gen. Staff"} ,{"id":"1823534","sort":"3556880","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/05/31/alalam_636002908920816108_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"NATO Plans to Station Rotating Force near Russian Border"} ,{"id":"1823931","sort":"3556881","contenttypeid":"21","pic":"/2016/06/01/alalam_636003835756924616_25f_4x3.jpg","title":"ISIS Positions Overwhelmed by Russian Air Force 12 Powerful Airstrikes in Aleppo"} ]"