Syrian Warplanes Pound Daesh/Islamic State Oil Tankers in Dayr al-Zawr

Syrian Airforce Destroys Daesh Oil Convoy Near Dayr al-Zawr as well as a Processing Plant

OSINT SUMMARY

11th January 2016, Latest military news indicates that Syrian Air Force targeted a convoy of Daesh tankers smuggling oil from the Takfiri held territories in the east locality of the Arab nation.

Syrian fighter jets bombarded the tankers on the al-Mayadin highway close to to the eastern city Dayr al-Zawr on Sunday.

Bombardment of Daesh oil tankers is a huge blow to the militant group economic lifeline that highly relies on fund from smuggled oil to facilitate their terror activities.

In another separate development, a senior commander of Al-Qaeda affiliated Ahrar al-Sham terrorist group identified as Abu Talib was killed in a bobby trap explosion in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province.

On Sunday 10th January 2016, some 30 militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front perished from Russian airstrikes in the southern part of Idlib.

Since March 2011, Syria has been rocked by challenge of foreign-backed militancy which has left hundreds of thousands killed and over a million other displace as result of violence.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. More than 260,000 have reportedly lost their lives and millions displaced as a result of the violence.

Syrian security forces have been battling militants, particularly Daesh terrorists and the al-Nusra Front militants from different angles throughout the country.

Russian air intervention began on September 30, 2015 at the request of the Damascus government.

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