U.S. airstrikes in Syria took out 116 Islamic State fuel trucks, the Pentagon announced on Monday, continuing the campaign to strip the terrorist group of its access to oil and the revenue it generates when sold on the black market.
Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said that A-10s and AC-130 gunships struck the 116 trucks Sunday night near Abu Kamal, Syria.
The fuel truck strikes are the most recent effort in Operation Tidal Wave II, the U.S. mission to disrupt the Islamic State's ability to get and sell oil to fund its attacks.
Donald Trump, who had previously said that the U.S. needed to take the Islamic State's oil to cut off their funding, championed the Pentagon's use of his strategy when the department announced the mission last week.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com