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ISIS Fuel Tankers Unharmed When US Planes Run Out of Ammo

ISIS Fuel Tankers Unharmed When US Planes Run Out of Ammo
Image: ISIS Fuel Tankers Unharmed When US Planes Run Out of Ammo This Oct. 22, 2015 photo shows destruction at Beiji oil refinery during U.S. and Russian military operations, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)
By Sandy Fitzgerald | Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015 02:10 PM

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Image: ISIS Fuel Tankers Unharmed When US Planes Run Out of Ammo
This Oct. 22, 2015 photo shows destruction at Beiji oil refinery during U.S. and Russian military operations, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo)

The U.S. military intended to “destroy every truck” during a second wave of attacks on ISIS-controlled oil tankers in Syria this weekend, Army Col. Steven Warren, spokesman for the U.S. coalition fighting the insurgents said Tuesday, but they ran out of ammunition first.

“The desire was to destroy every single truck there,” Warren said at a news briefing, where he played video of ISIS fuel tankers either being shot by machine gun fire from the air or being bombed, reports CNSNews.com.

All of the trucks were targeted, Warren said, showing a video with “the good shots that you’d like.”

Before hitting the trucks, the American forces dropped leaflets warning that an attack was coming, and as truck drivers are deemed to be non-combatants, they were told to “get out of your trucks now and run away from them” before the airstrikes hit.

But even through the troops ran out of ammunition, Warren praised the attack as “another example of the type of accuracy that we’re capable of here in the coalition, and that 283 fuel trucks were destroyed by American planes during the Sunday action.
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“A bomb would have been from an A-10, and then when you saw the guns, you know, the machine gun fire, that could either have been an A-10 or AC-130 Spectre Gunship,” said Warren.

But such attacks are different than in the movies, as machine guns have a certain degree of accuracy.

“The gunfire isn’t laser guided, so it’s individual strike a truck, or two or three trucks; move to the next batch, strike them; move, strike; move, strike,” said Warren. The trucks were not moving after the drivers were warned away, CNS reported.

The United States has now destroyed 399 ISIS tankers, but Warren said there is still “a long way to go,” and disputed Russia’s claims to have attacked and destroyed 500 ISIS fuel tankers last week, saying the actual number was more like 100.

 

Source: Will County News

James T. Marter, Republican, successfully files for U.S. Senate

James T. Marter, Republican, successfully files for U.S. Senate with 9,193 signatures!
PRESS RELEASE: 
Oswego, IL – –  James T. Marter, Republican candidate files for U.S. Senate 2016, Illinois.
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
A very BIG THANK YOU to everyone that circulated and signed my petitions across the State of ILLINOIS!   I hope you know you have my appreciation and gratitude.
My Campaign started 64 Days ago, on Sept. 20th with a passion and a premise that the people of the State of Illinois should have a Senator who is looking out for them and not powerful corporations or lobbyists.  My campaign has grown exponentially since day one, now it is statewide with over 162 volunteer, grass roots circulators from more than 42 different counties and many more active supporters on board!
Today we filed with 9,193 signatures in 72 of 102 counties on 678 pages of petitions!  More arrived which would have exceeded 10,000 signatures!   The quality of these signers are solid, registered, republican and independent voters!
Special thanks to all of the County and Township Republican Central Committee Chairmen and Precinct Committeemen, and Liberty Loving patriot based organizations who circulated petitions and invited me to their meetings and events.
Against all odds, phase one is nearly complete and has been a phenomenal success made possible by the people who came out to support my campaign!  I know we share many common concerns that are facing our nation today.  We need to work together to bring the original purpose of our constitution and limited government back to our great nation, and return to our country’s foundations of LIFE and Liberty.
Your support is so important in keeping my campaign moving swiftly to victory in the Primary (phase two) on March 15th, 2016!
Please volunteer, support, contribute and invest in my campaign at   www.Marter4Senate.US
or mail contributions made payable to my committee: James Marter for United States Senate
PO Box 271, Oswego IL 60543
It is the RIGHT time to send a Senator to Washington D.C. whose first interest is the Liberty and Security of the American Citizen Taxpayer!
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Source: Will County News