Sunni insurgents seize Syria oil field

Syrian activists say that Islamic militants have taken an eastern oil field as they advance along the length of the Euphrates river that stretches through Syria and Iraq.

Beirut: Syrian activists say that Islamic militants have taken an eastern oil field as they advance along the length of the Euphrates river that stretches through Syria and Iraq.

The Britan-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fighters from the Islamic State group seized the al-Tanak oil field today. Another group, the activist collective of Deir el-Zour, also reported the seizure.

The field is in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour, near Iraq.

Yesterday, the group seized Syria`s largest oil field as it tries to create a corridor from the border town of Boukamal, to the provincial capital of Deir el-Zour.

Both were seized from other rebel groups. The extremist group, which controls large parts of northern Syria, captured swaths of northern and western Iraq last month.

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