Oil Spills From Pipeline After Syria Army Retakes Oil Field From ISIS

23 Sep 2017   Syria

Oil spilled from a pipeline at the al-Teym oil field in the oil-rich desert south of Deir al-Zor in Syria after the Syrian Arab Army and its allies had recaptured the oil site from ISIS, video footage uploaded on Friday on YouTube by Berlin-based video news agency Ruptly shows. Earlier this month, Syrian state TV reported that the Syrian army and its allies had retaken the Teym oil field as forces were advancing to clear the city of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State militants. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the army also seized part of a highway from Deir al-Zor to the city of al-Mayadeen—a move that could block possible IS reinforcements coming from al-Mayadeen. Days before that, the Syrian army had broken through Islamic State lines and reached an enclave held by the government in Deir al-Zor. At the end of August, the Syrian Arab […]

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