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Dramatic footage claims to show aftermath of Russia bombing Islamic State oil trucks

The video says the fires are the result of a Russian airstrike on trucks near Aleppo.

Image: RFS Media Office

RUSSIA, AS WELL as the US, France, and Britain, are all launching air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and are targeting oil trucks and fields to hamper the terrorist group’s main means of funding.

A video has just emerged on the YouTube channel of RFS Media, which is described as “The Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office” which “reports the news of the Syrian revolution professionally and objectively,” of the alleged aftermath of Russia bombing three ISIS owned oil trucks.

The video, which says in the title that this is the aftermath of a Russian airstrike on a number of oil trucks on a trade route near Aleppo, starts off with plumes of smoke coming from three oil trucks.

Source: RFS Media Office/YouTube

While Business Insider has not been able to verify the video, the publication of the footage on YouTube comes on the same day of the Russian Defence Ministry saying that an air strike hit a line of vehicles transporting oil in the Aleppo province.

However, the Russian Defence Ministry did not confirm whether it was targeting ISIS vehicles although it had, as well as Britain and the US, launched a series of bombing campaigns on Islamic State held oil facilities. The video continues showing several trucks on fire.

According to activist outlet Halab News Network, three people were killed and several others were left injured from the air strikes.

The video then zooms up and shows one truck on fire and leaving a trail blaze on the road.

The US, Britain and Russia have cited its plans to air bomb Islamic State-controlled oil fields in a bid to hurt its main means of funding. However, that is likely not nearly enough to significantly affect the terrorist group’s bottom line, according to a recent report in The New York Times.

It shows that the Islamic State group pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from “taxing” and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.

- Lianna Brinded.

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