Target ISIS: US Airstrikes Pound ISIS Oil Facilities

American jets taking aim, cutting off lifeline that nets terror group millions a day.
1:37 | 10/20/14

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We go overseas to where U.S. Air strikes pounded Isis again this weekend and appears to be making a difference. American jets now taking aim at a crucial lifeline for the terror group, the oil pipeline they control. Alex Marquardt is in the region tonight. Reporter: The tide may be turning in America's most crucial battle yet in the campaign against Isis. The bloody fight for the Syrian city of kobani, right on the Turkish border, has been playing out in front of the world. It's important more symbolic than strategic. Isis looking to score a propaganda victory in the face of relentless us-led air strikes have now helped push Isis back and weaken its ranks. And if he continues to present us with major targets, as he has done in the kobani area, then clearly, we'll service those targets, and we've done so very, very effectively here of late. Reporter: American officials admit kobani could still fall but insist the real goal is degrading Isis as a whole and its capacity to wage war, which is why the U.S. Is again pounding the group's captured oil refineries and transportation hubs, which has netted Isis as much $2 million a day, money essential for arming and paying fighters as well as supporting the towns they've captured in Syria and Iraq. And it's Iraq that is America's main focus, U.S. Officials say, where air strikes have been stepped in the country's biggest province of anbar as Isis continues its advance. Another big story breaking

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