BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:55 A.M.) – Opposition sources have released satellite photos of a major oil field in Deir Ezzor Governorate that has been torched by ISIS militants prior to their retreating from the area.
The site in question has been geo-located and subsequently identified as the Jafra Oil Field, which is located directly east of Deir Ezzor city on the other side of the Euphrates River.
Whilst not as large as the Al-Omar Oil Field further to the southeast, the Jafra Oil Field does nonetheless sit atop a big crude reserve in respect to Syrian standards.
Opposition sources claim that the oil wells at Jafra were set ablaze just prior to ISIS militants withdrawing from the energy complex about to weeks ago.
Since Islamic State fighters retreated from the site, the Jafra Oil Field has come under the control of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.