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French aircraft bombed oil center of Isis in Syria

French aviation bombed on Sunday oil supply center of jihadist Islamic State (EI) near Deir Ezzor, in eastern Syria, said Monday the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. AFP

"Last night intervene (...) in Syria for a bombing on a point of oil supply in the outskirts of Deir Ezzor, on the border between Iraq and Syria," he said at a press conference on the sidelines of the International Forum of Dakar on peace and security in Africa.

This is the third French bombing in Syria since President Fran├žois Hollande decided to conduct air operations against EI, in early September.

The first two attacks were aimed at training camps that housed foreign fighters, according to Paris, they were suspected of preparing attacks in France.



Paris this time extended its operations to a different purpose, where "oil is taken to deliver it elsewhere," said Le Drian.

The EI gets much of its revenue with oil trading.

Hollande said Thursday that French aviation attack "training camps and all places from which terrorism could threaten" to France.

He also announced the deployment of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the region to increase the capacity of attack in Iraq and Syria.

The bombings, including Sunday, thanks to information gathered by the French during reconnaissance flights, said Le Drian took place.

In Iraq, the French aircraft also bombed targets three times on Sunday in the region of Mosul (north), which fell to the EI in June 2014.

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