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Dozens killed in air strikes on fuel market in Syria

15/12/2015

Air strikes on a fuel market in a village in northern Syria have killed and wounded dozens of people and destroyed several tanker trucks, according to opposition monitoring groups. Activists said war planes also struck another market in the northern village of Maskaneh which is under the control of Islamic State, killing at least 12 people and wounding many others. It was not immediately clear whose war planes carried out the strikes, although the monitoring groups said the Russians targeted both markets.

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Russia launches strike from submarine on IS stronghold

09/12/2015

Russia’s defence minister said its military had launched the strikes in Syria for the first time from a submarine stationed in the Mediterranean. The move was made as the country continues to target oil hotspots being used by Islamic State as it looks to profit from crude oil in the region.

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Nigeria oil unions set for government talks amid strike

17/12/2014

Nigeria’s two oil unions are set to meet with government officials for talks today as an indefinite strike aimed at curbing local fuel supply and exports entered a third day in Africa’s biggest crude producer. The impact of the strike has been restricted to domestic fuel supply with oil lifting and export terminal operations unaffected at the moment, Francis Johnson, president of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, or Pengassan, said from Lagos, the commercial capital. Union leaders will hold talks with the authorities today in Abuja, the capital, he said.

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