Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk in Aleppo's Sheikh Najjar Industrial City after saying they have regained control of the area, July 4, 2014. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS has seized Syria's main oil and gas fields in Deir al-Zor province bordering Iraq, as regime forces pressed ahead with gains near the city of Aleppo.ISIS seized Tanak and Al-Omar after rival fighters from the Nusra Front and other rebel groups withdrew, said the Observatory.The rebels expelled ISIS from the northeastern Idlib province and much of Aleppo, though the jihadist group has gone on the counter-offensive in Aleppo province.The Observatory said that regime forces had made advances this week on the outskirts of eastern Aleppo, threatening rebel supply routes.
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