Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the international coalition troops, managed to capture one of the biggest gas fields in the city of Deir Ezzor, Enab Baladi News reported on Saturday.
The statement revealed that the SDF fighters managed, this morning, to liberate al-Ezba and Koniko Petroleum Companies, northeast of Deir Ezzor, after a 2-day siege.
“Also, ongoing battles are taking place between the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State militants in the area,” the statement added.
Yesterday, Assad security forces announced recapturing Khasham Town, southeast of Mazloum Village, which is considered the nearest point to the strategic Koniko field.
It is noteworthy that Deir Ezzor has the largest oil and gas fields in Syria, including al-Umar oil field northeast of Mayadin City, and al-Tanak field in al-Shu’ytat area, in the eastern countryside of the city.