“At least four fuel tankers of the ISIL were destroyed in the Syrian soldiers’ attacks on the terrorists’ convoy near the village of Barik,” Fars News Agency quoted sources as saying.
Meanwhile, three ISIS oil tankers were targeted by the army near the al-Rashida wells, and also killed several terrorists, Fars reported.
Last month, the Syrian Army retook strategic points along a major oil pipeline in Al-Badia in western Syria from ISIS, after several days of fighting in which the army and its allies had been pushing into the desert region of al-Salamiyah.
Several local villages have reportedly been freed from ISIS’ control as the Syrian Army re-established its partial control of the vital oil pipeline.
ISIS — which relies heavily on revenues from oil smuggling — has seen its oil revenues in neighboring Iraq plummet as recent advances by Iraqi government and Kurdish forces have pushed the terrorists out of some oil-rich territories.