(ZIP) -- So most of those videos showing ISIS buildings being leveled are just empty structures.
Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) — The United States may be touting its strikes on ISIS targets in Syria, but one of the terror group’s fighters says the hits are trivial at best.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian ISIS fighter using the pseudonym Abu Talha said the militant group has been preparing for such attacks.
“We’ve been ready for this for some time,” Abu Talha said. “We know that our bases are known because they’re tracking us with radars and satellites, so we had backup locations.”
He taunted the U.S.-led coalition that has been pummeling ISIS targets in Syria over the past week, including attacks on mobile oil refineries and vehicles.
“We have revenues other than oil. We have other avenues, and our finances are not going to stop just because of oil losses,” the 28-year-old militant said.
“They thought they knew everything. But thank God, they don’t know anything. And God willing, we will defeat the infidels.”
Abu Talha said he was among the ISIS fighters who took over Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, in June.