SYRIA

 

Damascus Loses Control Of Last Key Oil Field

 

Fighters from the al-Qa’ida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist factions on 23 November seized Syria’s key Omar oil field, opposition activists say.

The head of the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami ‘Abd al-Rahman says that “nearly all of Syria’s usable oil reserves are now in the hands of Jabhat al-Nusra and other Islamist units.”

The Omar field in Deir Ez-Zor...