The New York Times is reporting that for the first time ever, U.S. warplanes attacked the heart of what generates crucial revenue for ISIS: oil. For months and months and months, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said (correctly) that oil is the lifeblood of ISIS and that as president he would make attacking these ISIS oil revenues a centerpiece of his anti-terror strategy.
The New York Times Monday:
Intensifying pressure on the Islamic State, United States warplanes for the first time attacked hundreds of trucks on Monday that the extremist group has been using to smuggle the crude oil it has been producing in Syria, American officials said.
According to an initial assessment, 116 trucks were destroyed in the attack, which took place near Deir al-Zour, an area in eastern Syria that is controlled by the Islamic State.
The airstrikes were carried out by four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130 gunships based in Turkey.
In the wake of this news, Trump rightly pointed this out during a Monday media appearance, and via his Twitter account:
They laughed at me when I said to bomb the ISIS controlled oil fields. Now they are not laughing and doing what I said. #Trump2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2015
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