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    'US Refused to Attack Turkey-Bound ISIL Oil Trucks'

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    The US military refuses to attack Islamic State trucks that carry stolen Iraqi and Syrian oil to Turkey, arguing that these are civilian targets, a prominent Iraqi politician said.

    “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,” a leader of the State of Law Coalition party in the Iraqi parliament and former National Security Adviser, Mowaffak Rubaie, told Sputnik.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier this week that the incident with the Russian Su-24 bomber shot down by the Turkish Air Force over Syria was in response to Russian attacks on ISIL oil facilities.

    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem earlier said that the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could have an interest in the illegal oil trade with the Islamic State terrorist group. 

    He also said that Turkey had shot down the Russian plane acting on behalf of the oil company owned by Mr. Erdogan’s son, Bilal.

    Meanwhile, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that Moscow had information that the son of the Turkish President “has an interest in the oil business.”

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    • avatar
      jj42
      Again we see the true intentions of the terror state the USA.
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      jj42
      Again we see the true intentions of the terror state the USA.
    • avatar
      Turkey doen not make a move without the connivance of the US. US criticism of Turkey is a smoke-screeen.
    • Skevin
      USA never attack civilian targets only hospitals.
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      JPH
      Now I understand why US don't attack IS. IS isn't a military force, IS too consists of honest to god civilian volunteers assisting in Syria's reconstruction and cleaning up all those leaking oil sources. Sending cross like drones after such devout moslim might be a direct affront of their sensibilities. Of course this respectful policy applies to Syria only and the US compensates the loss in collateral damage by bombing hospitals at will elsewhere.
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      Ayelyah
      Big Oil and Their Bankers..... US military chewed up and spat out protecting interests of evil....there is right and wrong ...and wrong will not be covered
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      tobi.gelando
      The USA is just the same back stabber as Turkey. there don't bomb civilians except hospitals with military wounded and workers. In the 232 years the USA as a state there where 222 years at war and mostly started the war's !! No wonder there have no more normal people in the country !!!!!
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      The U.S. and it's western allies are in the middle east to disrupt and destroy Russia economy.
    • avatar
      We need many many many more suicide bombers to attend various functions in Washington DC.
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      Mitach2002
      That's because the American government is the largest terrorist organization on the planet. They are Isis.
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      Tactical Investor
      That is because US wants to keep the prices of oil low. Also they want to make sure there is no peace in the area and make Russia lose its only Middle East Naval base
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      gmprattin reply totobi.gelando(Show commentHide comment)
      tobi.gelando, If you read the official transcript of the Putin/King of Jordan talks in which Putin used the words 'stab in the back' it is not clear whether he was referring to Turkey or possibly the USA.

      Sputnik reworded the quote after a couple of days to make it sound more likely he was referring to Turkey.

      Honestly, how can you trust a Russian news source which misquotes Putin on an issue of this importance?

      How many of the Sputnik employees are applying for jobs at Reuters or Bloomberg?
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