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    UAE Fighter Jets Hit Islamic State Controlled Oil Facilities

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    The United Arab Emirates said Saturday its warplanes had carried out raids against oil installations held by the Islamic State group.

    The United Arab Emirates said its warplanes carried out raids against oil installations held by Islamic State militants, who control large parts of Iraq and Syria. The exact locations of the bombings were not specified.

    Allegedly, the UAE fighter jets took off overnight Friday from their base in Jordan and the planes hit several ISIL “operation and extraction points along crude oil pipelines in order to dry up the terror group’s sources of funding” the state news agency reported.

    All the pilots returned back safely.

    Coalition strikes have regularly targeted oil facilities controlled by the Islamic State, which has made huge profits from illegal oil sales. A UN report in November estimated that ISIL was earning between $850,000 and $1.6 million daily from oil sales.

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