ERBILL— The oil stocks of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the vicinity of Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk) were destroyed in an air strike on Thursday night.
Iraqi al-Sumaria news, citing an informed source, reported on Friday that the international coalition's jets pounded the location which the IS used as oil stocks and destroyed it completely.
The offensive came as another effort to dry out the finance resources of the extremist organization.
Tanks and the crude oil reservoir which the Islamic militants used for providing the fuel for their vehicles were destroyed in the attack, the report said.
As of June 10, 2014, the IS has control over the town of Hawija as well as Rashad, Zap, Riyadh and Abbasi areas, southwest of Kirkuk.
More than 150,000 civilians from these areas have taken shelter in Kirkuk since then.
Media reports suggest that the operation to retake the control of the territory is to launch soon.