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ISIS seized control Thursday of a major Syrian oil field on the Iraqi border, as rival fighters withdrew, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.By seizing the Al-Omar oil field, ISIS now controls most oil and gas fields in the oil-rich Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, most of whose countryside is also under its control. Before Syria's 2011 revolt against President Bashar Assad broke out, the oil field produced some 30,000 barrels a day.In January, rebels and Nusra Front fighters began turning their guns on ISIS fighters, whose brutal abuses and quest for hegemony earned them the opposition's wrath.It has brought many of the heavy weapons it seized from Iraq's fleeing troops across the border and is now deploying them in Syria, giving it vastly improved firepower.
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