On July 17, ISIS news agency, Amaq, shared footage of a failed attack on a tanker moving oil from fields held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern Syria to government-held areas.
The tanker was attacked by ISIS terrorists near the town of al-Karamah in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa on July 16.
Amaq footage show that the attack was a complete failure. ISIS terrorists failed to stop the tanker and most of their bullets missed.
The targeted tanker is allegedly owned by the Katerji Group, a Syrian company that ships oil from northeastern Syria oil fields, which are all held by the SDF, to the Damascus government. The company was sanctioned by the US in 2018 for “trading in oil with ISIS”.
This was not the first such attack. On June 29, ISIS terrorists targeted a convoy of tankers moving oil to government held areas in the eastern Raqqa countryside. Five tankers were damaged as a result of the attack.
ISIS is apparently attempting to disturb oil supplies from northeastern Syria to the areas held by the Damascus government.
The terrorist group began targeting oil shipments heading to government-held areas two years ago, around the same time the US tightened its sanctions on Damascus.
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