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Syria army retakes gas field in Homs


Syrian army troops backed by pro-government fighters have recaptured a strategic gas field in the central militancy-stricken Province of Homs.

Syrian state television, citing an unnamed military source, reported that Syrian forces retook control of Shaer gas field and its surrounding area on Thursday.
Shaer gas field had fallen into the hands of Takfiri ISIL terrorists on October 30, when the terrorists launched an attack that killed dozens of pro-government forces and security guards.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Syrian army regained control of the Jhar and Mahr gas fields, as well as the Hayyan gas company in the east of Homs Province.
On Thursday, Syrian government forces carried out an operation near the northeastern city of al-Hasakah, located approximately 650 kilometers northeast of the capital, Damascus, killing scores of ISIL members.
Syrian army units also took control of the eastern part of the town of Sheikh Meskin in the southwestern Dara’a Province, and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorists there.

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