BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Preliminary reports have come in saying that the forces of the Syrian Arab Army have reached the massive Al-Omar Oil Field complex in eastern Deir Ezzor province.
According the one reporter from Russia Today, Syrian Army troops reached the outskirts the Al-Omar Oil Field just moments ago after having crossed to the eastern shore of the Euphrates River opposite Al-Mayadeen city and capturing the town of Zeban earlier on.
Reports say that Syrian forces have achieved fire control over the huge energy site, enticing Islamic State militants to fully withdraw from it.
Whilst yet to be properly confirmed by trusted sources of Al-Masdar News, if these early reports are true, then the development is a big one.
Prior to the Syrian War, the Al-Omar Oil Field contributed to about one quarter of Syria’s oil production. It was captured by ISIS militants in mid-2014.