Mowaffak al-Rubaie, a leader of the State of Law Coalition party in the Iraqi parliament and former national security adviser, says his request from the United States to target ISIS trucks that carry the Iraqi and Syrian oil for sale out of the countries has failed to bear any result as Washington considers them “civilian targets.”
“I have personally contacted US representatives asking them to target ISIL trucks transporting Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey only to be told that those were civilian targets so they could not attack them,” said Rubaie.
Accroding to him, the militant group had made over $800 million dollars in black market oil sales in Turkey over the last eight months.
This sutiation has been ignored by the US-led ‘anti-ISIS’ coalition for a long time. Thus, it could be suggested that the US unofficially supports the ISIS-Turkey cooperation.