The U.S. Department of Defense released two videos on Feb. 10 of U.S.-led forces blowing up the Omar Gas and Oil Separation Plant, purportedly operated by ISIS, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria (video below).
The first video shows a bomb hitting the end of a pipeline, leading to a massive explosion, while the second video shows an airstrike on a wellhead in the same oil field. The airstrikes were carried out on Feb. 2, RT.com reports.
U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren said the videos show “the extraordinary precision of our airstrikes, which stands in stark contrast to the reckless indiscriminate bombing campaign that's been waged by the Russians,” notes the U.S. Department of Defense website.
Warren said that the two main hospitals in Aleppo, Syria, were destroyed by Russia and Syrian government forces, leaving more than 50,000 Syrians without medical assistance.
“We're concerned with the reduced humanitarian access and continued strikes by the Russians and the Syrians [while] thousands of civilians are suffering,” Warren added. “The situation in and around Aleppo has become, in our view, increasingly dire.”
“[ISIS] is virtually nonexistent in that part of Syria. Russia can no longer credibly claim its airstrikes there are doing anything other than supporting regime forces."
Warren called Russia’s airstrikes “recklessness [and] indiscriminate … [in] what I would refer to as a strategically short-sighted vision of operations inside of Syria."
"[Russia's actions] have done nothing except prop up [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad, who we know is the root of the problem in Syria," Warren added. "And we don't see a future Syria that has Assad in it."