British Fighter Jets Bomb ISIS Oil Fields – Destroys ISIS Source Of Income

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Just hours after Britain’s Members of Parliament voted to step up the war against ISIS and begin airstrikes in Syria, jets and warplanes were already en route to fulfill the  new orders. Now, we have learned that one of Britain’s plans is to bomb the ISIS oil fields, which currently serves as one of ISIS’ main sources of revenue.

According to a military source, Britain plans to engage in war upon ISIS require them to go not only “after the head of the snake, but it’s also about going after its wallet.”

Explaining the decision to go after the ISIS oil fields, the Ministry of Defence(DoD) said “The mainstay of Daesh’s financial income is derived from exploitation of a number of oilfields that they hold. These are overwhelmingly located in Daesh’s heartlands in eastern Syria.”

RAF Tornado GR4s, along with support from a Voyager air refueling tanker and a Reaper drone, have already begun this new mission to destroy ISIS oil fields. Last night, they carried out airstrikes against the Omar oilfield which is located approximately 35 miles within the Syrian border from Iraq and estimated to be worth £300,000.

The MoD explained why this oil field target in particular was selected, saying “The Omar oilfield is one of the largest and most important to Daesh’s financial operations, and represents over 10 per cent of their potential income from oil.”

The MoD went on to add, “Carefully selected elements of the oilfield infrastructure were targeted, ensuring the strikes will have a significant impact on Daesh’s ability to extract the oil to fund their terrorism.”

The Omar oilfield, when working at full capacity, is able to produce an estimated 75,000 barrels of oil a day. At current market prices, this could lead to a revenue of more than £800million per year.

When asked if he felt that Britain was safer this morning, Michael Fallon, the Secretary of State for Defence, said “Yes. We were already involved in the fight against terrorism in Iraq and it made no sense to be able to attack targets one side of an artificial border that the terrorists themselves don’t respect and not attack the other side.”

The ISIS oil fields have provided the terrorist group with an estimated £320million of revenue thus far, which has been used to fund their terrorist activities, so destroying the oil fields is expected to have a great impact on ISIS’ activity.

Read also: BREAKING NEWS: Britain Declares War On ISIS – Tornado Fighter Jets To Bomb ISIS Strongholds.

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