Dozens killed in ISIL clashes in Syria's Homs: Report
Iran Press TV
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:47AM GMT
Violent clashes between ISIL Takfiri terrorists and pro-government forces in central Syria have left dozens of people dead, says a UK-based group.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that at least 30 pro-Syrian forces and an unknown number of militants were killed during the clashes in Homs province.
The group said the clashes erupted after ISIL terrorists launched an attack on the strategic Shaer oil and gas field, adding that the terrorists seized parts of the field.
Back in July, an attack by ISIL on the same oil field killed 270 people, including security guards and civilians.
Most of the victims were reportedly executed after being taken prisoner.
The ISIL has advanced in Syria and taken over large swathes of territory in neighboring Iraq.
The Takfiri terrorists reportedly control several oil fields in Iraq and Syria.
Last week, the US Treasury Department said that ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria are earning a fortune of USD1 million a day through black market oil sales.
Syria has been grappling with a foreign-backed deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 people, according to reports.
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