Last Update 15:0
Tuesday, 23 July 2019

IS attack on Syria oil field kills 30: Monitor

AFP , Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Islamic State Fighters
Islamic State Fighters (Photo: AP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1115
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1115

Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime gunmen and security guards, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

"IS managed to control parts of the field," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a wide network of sources in the war-torn country, said after Tuesday's assault at Shaer, in Homs province.

An unknown number of jihadists were also killed, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

An earlier attack by IS fighters on Shaer in July left 270 people dead, including soldiers and pro-regime fighters.

Most were reportedly executed at gunpoint after being taken prisoner.

IS has targeted oil and gas facilities in Iraq and Syria as it seeks funds for its fight to seize territory for a self-proclaimed Islamic "caliphate".

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.