According to local reports, the airstrike targeted trucks.  

The reports emerged just five days after Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of shooting down a Russian fighter to protect its supply of oil from ISIS.

The Russian President said he had received more information showing that ISIS oil was going via Turkey.

And he claimed that Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane near the Syria border last week was dictated by a desire to defend those supply lines.


Speaking at the global climate conference in Paris, Putin said the downing of the plane was a ‘huge mistake’ and that he had not met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at a summit in Paris on Monday.

‘We have every reason to think that the decision to shoot down our plane was dictated by the desire to protect the oil supply lines to Turkish territory,’ Putin said during a news conference on the fringes of the climate talks.’

‘We will not rattle our sabres. But if someone thinks that after committing heinous war crimes, the murder of our people, it will end with tomatoes and limitations in construction and other fields, then they are deeply mistaken,’ Putin added.

The body of 45-year-old pilot Lt-Col Oleg Peshkov – shot down by the Turkish air force last week – was returned to his homeland on Tuesday.

There are claims he was killed by rebels after bailing out of his Su-24 bomber but the exact circumstances are still not clear. 

His Su-24 co-pilot Captain Konstantin Murakhtin survived after being plucked to safety in a rescue mission. He is now back in Moscow.

Daily Mail