Islamic State militants claim to have gained control of the Jahar gas field in central Homs province from the Syrian army.
The militants posted pictures on social media boasting of the capture, which they now consider part of their ‘Caliphate.’ The photos depict an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) flag raised over the field as well as captured Syrian tanks and weapons, says SITE, a jihadist web monitoring service.
IS says they have captured two tanks, seven four-wheel drive cars, and several machine guns after clashes with regime forces.
Last Thursday, the insurgents took control of the Sha’ar gas field, where they killed at least 30 pro-government soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The militants had taken control of the field back in July before the Syrian army temporarily recaptured it.