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Syrian army captures more oil wells in Raqqa province

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The Syrian Army supported by Iranian backed militias seized new oil fields in the desert in the southwest of Raqqa province yesterday in new advances against retreating Islamic state militants.

The Syrian Army said on state media that they had taken al Daylaa oil field alongside the Zamla gas field in large stretches of territory the militant group have been pulling out of in recent weeks to defend their remaining possessions in Syria.

Most of Syria’s oil fields are mainly located in the northeastern province of Hasaka which is the hands of Kurdish YPG militia and also in Raqqa province where the militants have been losing large swathes of territory to advancing US backed forces now battling them inside Raqqa city.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian army, supported by Iranian-backed militias from Iraq and Lebanon, is now on the edge of the Bushra chain of mountains, a main militant hideout 55 km west of Deir Zor city.

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