Syr­ian army dis­lodges IS mil­i­tants from key oil fields

Asian Journal - - World -

Da­m­as­cus: The Syr­ian mil­i­tary forces on Wed­nes­day re­cap­tured key oil fields in cen­tral Syria, fol­low­ing bat­tles with the Is­lamic State (IS) mil­i­tants. The gov­ern­ment forces fully cap­tured the al-Jisel oil fields and the town with the same name in the eastern coun­try­side of the cen­tral prov­ince of Homs, near the an­cient city of Palmyra, which was over­ran by the IS mil­i­tants last month, Xin­hua re­ported cit­ing the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV.

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