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US Official Rejects Russian Assertion of IS Oil Sales to Turkey

A senior State Department official on Friday cast doubt on a Russian assertion that Turkish government officials illegally buy large amounts of oil from Islamic State militants in Syria. “I do not believe there is significant smuggling between ISIL-controlled areas and Turkey of oil of any significant volume,” said Amos Hochstein, the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs. His comments came after Russian officials presented what they said was satellite imagery...

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