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ISIL terrorists capture Syrian gas plant in Homs

Iran Press TV

Sat Nov 1, 2014 9:24AM GMT

ISIL Takfri militants have taken control of a main gas plant in the Syrian province of Homs, an opposition group claims.

The Hayan gas plant in the eastern suburbs of Homs was seized by the terrorists in a bloody fighting on Friday, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Hayan is considered one of the major gas suppliers to some areas, including Damascus.

The militants have also captured most parts of the Sha'ar Gas Field following clashes with the Syrian army.

Earlier in July, the militants captured the gas field during clashes that left 350 government troops dead. It was recaptured by the army later that month.

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.

Since late September, the US and its allies have been conducting airstrikes against the ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

This is while many of the parties to the so-called anti-ISIL alliance, including Saudi Arabia, have been among the major supporters of the Takfiri terrorists working to topple the Syrian government since March 2011.


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