المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After days of breaking out fire in it…violent clashes in the biggest gas field in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from a number of reliable sources that violent clashes are taking place in the east if the Euphrates River, between the forces of “Jazeerah Storm” operation on one hand, and the members of the “Islamic State” organization on the other, in the vicinity of Oil Fields, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the clashes are taking place between the both parties, in the out skirts of the gas field and the lab of Koniko, which the Syria Democratic Forces are trying to hold their control of it, while ISIS is carrying out counter attacks, in order to retake the control of the field, which is the biggest gas field in Syria, and the clashes are accompanied by exchange of targeting on the clash areas, amid flying of the international Coalition warplanes over the area, and their targeting to the sites of the organization and its positions from time to time, and information about casualties.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Friday, that the forces of Deir Ezzor Military Council supported by the YPG and the US Special Forces managed to surround Koniko gas field and its lab and Al-Izbah gas field in the east of Deir Ezzor – Al-Sur – Al-Hasakah Road, so that they could extend their siege on their controlled areas, and encircle these two fields, while fire broke out in Koniko gas field, and the SOHR hasn’t received information so far whether this fire is caused by burning the oil fields by the organization or burning holes filled with oil to confuse the warplanes and surveillance aircraft.  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of September 2017 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the flames have been raging for more than three hours in the largest gas field in Syria, the Koniko gas field, of which the regime forces are about 5 km away and the Syria Democratic Forces are about 13 km away east of Euphrates river in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, but no information yet about the causes of these fires.

 

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