Allies hit IS oil targets in Syria to choke 'network of death'

FILE - In this April, 1975 file photo, Syria opens its fourth oil field at Jbeissah, 19 miles west of the Iraq Border. Activists say that U.S.-led airstrikes have targeted Syrian oil installations held by the militant Islamic State group, killing at least five people on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and two local activist collectives say the airstrikes hit refineries and oil fields in the eastern provinces of Deir el-Zour and Hassakeh.(AP Photo/Harry Koundakjian, File)Damascus (AFP) – The US-led coalition has bombed oil facilities used by Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the world moves to choke off funding for what President Barack Obama branded a “network of death”.

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