DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:50 P.M.) – A highly-productive gas field formerly held by the Islamic State in west countryside of Raqqa is now operational again following a reconstruction process by the Syrian government.
The 250,000 m3 -capacity Dabisan gas field – along others gas and oil fields in the area – was once under the control of ISIS before the terror group is driven out by a major offensive launched by the Syrian Army and allies.
The Syrian government is now seeking to rehabilitate the other 3 gas fields in the same area in order to boost its energy production that feeds the power plants countrywide.
ISIS has destroyed all the gas and oil fields before forced to retreat eastwards. Syria’s oil wealth – mainly lies in the country’s central and eastern areas – is now divided mainly between the Syrian government and Kurdish militia.