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Satellite photos show Islamic State installing hundreds of makeshift oil refineries to offset losses from airstrikes – The Washington Post

Satellite photos show Islamic State installing hundreds of makeshift oil refineries to offset losses from airstrikes – The Washington Post

With its refineries mostly destroyed and its tanker fleet under constant attack, the Islamic State is increasingly turning to low-tech alternatives for processing oil, a vital source of revenue for the terrorist group, new satellite images reveal.

Aerial photos taken near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul show scores of tiny, makeshift refineries popping up in oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, evidence that the jihadists are finding workarounds after losing much of their oil infrastructure to airstrikes.

Source: Satellite photos show Islamic State installing hundreds of makeshift oil refineries to offset losses from airstrikes – The Washington Post