Residents carry an injured man wounded by what activists claim was a car explosion in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus July 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Yousef Albostany)
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A campaign by the Syrian regime to retake a gas field in the center of the country after ISIS militants killed 270 people has left 60 soldiers dead, a media report said Sunday.The Observatory said ISIS fighters killed 12 regime troops, including a colonel and a lieutenant, in fighting Sunday in the village of Ayyash, while in the city of Deir al-Zor regime troops and local rebel militias both suffered casualties in skirmishes in two neighborhoods.In northern Aleppo province, meanwhile, ISIS fighters killed 17 members of Islamist militias in fierce fighting near the village of Ikhtarin, the Observatory said.Also in Aleppo province, ISIS' campaign against the Kurdish YPG militia caused an unspecified number of ISIS casualties over the weekend, the Observatory said.
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