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    France Conducts Airstrikes on ISIL Oil Facilities in Syria

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    The French Air Force has carried out its second airstrike in 48 hours on oil facilities controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — According to the French ministry, the targets of the two airstrikes, launched overnight, were oil pumping stations in neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

    "Our objective is to weaken the financial potential of IS by disrupting operation of oil facilities in the areas that are controlled by the terrorist group," the ministry said in a statement.

    On September 27, Paris began conducting anti-ISIL airstrikes, joining a US-led coalition of 60 NATO and Arab countries that is operating without UN Security Council or Syrian government approval.

    French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced earlier that Paris has carried out a second wave of airstrikes in Syria, destroying a terrorist training camp.

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