Jihadists now in control of all of Syria's main oil fields
Agence France Presse reported Friday that jihadists in Syria now control all of the country's main oil and gas fields.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported late Thursday that the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who now refers to itself as the Islamic State (IS) after its declaration of its caliphate Sunday, took control of all of the oil fields in Syria's Deir Ezzor province.
"IS took control of the Tanak oil field, located in the Sheiytat desert area in the east of Deir Ezzor province [late Thursday after rival rebels withdrew]," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Observatory further reported that ISIS also seized the Al Omar oil field earlier that day, but still have not capture the Al Ward oil field which still remains in control of a local tribe.
Deir Ezzor, which is located on the border with Iraq, is now nearly one hundred percent under the control of ISIS, after rebel groups, including the al-Qaeda-linked Al Nusra front, withdrew from their strongholds earlier this week.