Syrian Army Gains Control Over Main Gas Field Shaer From Daesh

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BEIRUT (Sputnik) The Syrian government forces have regained control over the country’s biggest gas field, the Shaer gas reservoir northwest of Palmyra, from the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia, a source familiar with the situation told Sputnik Friday.

“The Syrian army has completely regained control over the Shaer field. The fighting continues on the outskirts, however, field engineers have already started to neutralize explosive devices,” the source said.

Daesh militants seized the Shaer gas reservoir, which used to produce about 3 million cubic meters of gas every day, in May 2016.

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