Airstrikes hit ISIS-controlled oil refineries

Noel King Sep 25, 2014
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A picture taken on August 10, 2014, shows a chimney at an oil field in Sheikhan, northeast of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq and near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, an area where Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting to stop the advance of Islamic State fighters.  AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Airstrikes hit ISIS-controlled oil refineries

Noel King Sep 25, 2014
A picture taken on August 10, 2014, shows a chimney at an oil field in Sheikhan, northeast of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq and near the Kurdish city of Dohuk, an area where Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting to stop the advance of Islamic State fighters.  AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
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The U.S. and its allies are pursuing a new target in eastern Syria. A wave of airstrikes is being aimed at modular oil refineries controlled by ISIS. The revenue from those small refineries is believed to be helping ISIS finance its operations in the region.

Click the media player above to hear reporter Noel King in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio. 

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