The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) aka PKK, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, on Sunday captured one of Syria's largest oil fields in the Deir el-Zour province.
Riding on the heels of victory against the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Raqqa, the SDF is racing to seize parts of Syria's oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.
|PKK in Raqqa|
On Sunday, the Kurdish-led forces announced they took full control of the al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria after forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came under attack from IS militants.
So ISIS left the oil fields to attack SAA enabling the PKK to take them? That's how I'm reading this news- KurdIShIS anyone?
The SDF added that pro-government forces were about three kilometers (1.86 miles) away from the oil field.
The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. (Stealing Syrian resources)
The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday it captured the Al-Omar field in a “swift and wide military operation. (as usual)
It's been a source of constant amazement (not) how swiftly ISIS folds to PKK- Time and time again. Like a coordinated series of moves and counter moves. Centrally coordinated, that is.