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MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. Russia has been taking measures to plug all loopholes the terrorists have been using to smuggle oil and it counts on cooperation with other countries to this end, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said in response to a publication in the Norwegian press regarding oil trafficking by the terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) to Turkey.
According to the media article, the bulk of oil the Islamic State produces in the territories of Syria and Iraq it controls is taken to Turkey by large truck convoys. Zakharova recalled that the article quoted a report published back last July.
"Russia’s information about heavy smuggling of crude oil by the Islamic State through the Turkish territory, used as a means to raise funds for its terrorist activities has been confirmed from alternative sources," Zakharova said.
"As is known Russia has been taking active measures to upset the terrorists’ oil trafficking routes. We count on active cooperation with other countries for that purpose," she said.