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ISIL Plotting to Paralyze Syria’s Economy in Line with US Sanctions

TEHRAN The ISIL terrorists have increased their attacks on Syria's economic resources as the country is strugggling against harsh economic sanctions by the US and the West, sources said.

A Syrian Army military source said that over past two months, the ISIL terrorists have launched attacks on roads and railways in Homs province as well as an oil tanker carrying fuel for Western Syria.

He reiterated that ISIL's moves to strike a blow at Syria's economy comes as the Western countries and the US have imposed harshening sanctions on Damascus, including an oil embargo.

The military source also pointed to Syria's preparedness to reopen Bu Kamal-al-Qaem strategic crossing along the border with Iraq, and said that the Syrian Army has reinforced its military positions near the international highway in central Syria in a bid to maintain security along the vital road.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Kurdish-language media outlets said that the ISIL terrorists are present in the areas controlled by the Turkish Army in Northern Aleppo, the Kurdish-language media outlets said.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News quoted local sources in Northern Aleppo as saying that the ISIL terrorists are stationed in Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo under names of terrorist groups backed by Turkey.

The sources released a photo of ISIL flag mounted on the vehicles of a member of Shohada al-Sharqieh which is affiliated to Turkey in the city of Jerablus is Syria, and said that the Ankara-controlled regions in Northern Aleppo have turned into safe zones for the ISIL terrorists.

In a relevant development earlier this month, tens of ISIL terrorists had been transferred from Turkey to Afrin region in Northwestern Aleppo as reports said the Turkish Army and its affiliated militants were preparing to launch a major offensive on the US-backed Kurdish fighters in Eastern Euphrates.

The Hawar News Website quoted local sources in Afrin as saying the ISIL terrorists have become active along Turkey's borders with al-Shieh region in Afrin.

The sources said that the Turkish Army and its allied militants have sent 30 ISIL terrorists who had been trained by the Turkish Army in Hatay province of Turkey to al-Shieh region.

Hawar noted that thousands of Turkey-backed terrorists have recently been dispatched to Afrin from Idlib province.

The well-trained ISIL terrorists are being dispatched to Afrin by Ankara as the Turkish Army is preparing for dispatch massive military equipment to borders with Syria to launch a major operation against the Kurdish militias in Northeastern Syria.

Source: Fars News Agency