BEIRUT (AP) — U.S-allied forces said Sunday they have captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, who are in a race with Russian-backed Syrian troops to seize parts of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province, said they are in full control of the Al-Omar field.
The SDF has already driven IS from Deir el-Zour’s main natural gas field and smaller oil fields. It says government forces are three kilometers (two miles) away from the fields.
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