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Islamic State seizes gas field east of Syria's Homs -monitoring group
July 17, 2014 / 12:31 PM / 3 years ago

Islamic State seizes gas field east of Syria's Homs -monitoring group

BEIRUT, July 17 (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State seized control of the Sha‘ar gas field east of the central Syrian city of Homs after an assault against government forces on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 23 members of forces protecting the field were killed in a “wide assault carried out by Islamic State fighters from several directions”.

Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz, editing by John Stonestreet

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