first published on December 26, 2015 by Josh
Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy (Russian Armed Forces) was quoted as saying “The [aerial] imagery was made in the vicinity of Zakho (a city in Iraqi Kurdistan), there were 11,775 tankers and trucks on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border.”
The below video is the gun-tape taken from one of the aircraft conducting dumb-bomb runs on the above mentioned vehicles.
Russia has allegedly destroyed over 2,000 ISIS owned oil tankers in recent bombing campaigns. They have also reported to have attacked over 17 ISIS convoys transporting oil to Turkey, as well as a number of installations processing and extracting the crude.
These airstrikes have been a direct response from Russia, in regards to recent evidence of ISIS owned oil moving across the Syria-Turkish border, being purchased by Turkey. The strikes have proven to be successful according to recent satellite imagery showing the vehicles both decreasing in number, and using different routes.
Further proving Russian evidence to be true, General Rudskoy has said “However, despite a considerable diversion, the finishing point of the trafficking route remains Turkey.”