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Syrian army takes more oil fields from Islamic State in Raqqa and eastern desert

Reuters Saturday, 15 July 2017 ()
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army backed by heavy Russian air strikes seized a string of oil wells in southwest Raqqa province on Saturday, as retreating Islamic State militants battle to defend their remaining territory in the country.
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News video: The battle for Raqqa rages as SDF count the cost

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US backed Syrian Democratic forces are engaged in fierce fighting with ISIL in the centre of Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the jihadist group in Syria. Kurdish fighters have taken up positions close to the Old Mosque. Syrian army takes more oil fields from Islamic State in Raqqa and eastern desert...

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