Islamic State forces captured Jazal oil field, east of Homs, on 8 September 2015.
This is another blow for the Assad forces in the area, after IS captured Al Quaryatayn town 85 km south-west from Jazal oil field on 7 August 2015. Also, this was the last Syrian government-controlled oil field.
Meanwhile, the war in Syria is attracting additional involvement by foreign powers, as Britain and France are considering expansion of their air campaign against IS to include Syria besides Iraq, while Russia has stepped up its military support of the Assad forces.
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