Al-Assad’s army takes control of Syrian oilfields

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A Syrian army soldier

The Syrian Army has taken control of oilfields and a gas refinery near Deir ez-Zor, according to reports.

The Syrian province, formerly under IS control, has been locked in a race between Syrian government forces and US-backed rebels, the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Energy Voice reported that President Bashar Al-Assad’s troops, currently marching on the banks of the River Euphrates, have seized control of the oil and gas infrastructure.

For more visit the Energy Voice website here.