Saturday 18 November 2017

US air strikes hit Islamic State oil sites

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (not pictured) in New York September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Press Association

Air strikes have targeted oil installations and other facilities in territory under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants in eastern Syria for a second consecutive day, activists have said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks overnight and early today are believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition against the extremist group.

The Observatory said the strikes hit at least two oil-producing areas in Deir el-Zour province. It said air raids also targeted IS's headquarters in the town of Mayadeen.

Another activist collective, the Local Co-ordination Committees, also reported four strikes on Mayadeen which it said were carried out by the coalition.

Press Association

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