ISIS Seizes Oil Field in Central Syria: Monitor

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A view shows columns in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 4, 2010. Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have seized an oil field in a vast desert area of central Syria, north west of the Roman ruin city of Palmyra. Sandra Auger/Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have seized an oil field in a vast desert area of central Syria where the army has been battling to regain ground from the ultra hardline militants, a group monitoring the conflict said on Monday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Jazal, a medium-sized field that lies to the north west of the Roman ruin city of Palmyra, was now under the "full control" of the militants.

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