Displaced Syrians from Raqqa receive food at a camp for internally displaced people in Ain Issa. AFP / Delil souleiman
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The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria's largest oil field from Daesh (ISIS) Sunday, marking a major advance against the militants in an area coveted by pro-government forces.The SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, said Sunday it captured the Al-Omar field in a "swift and wide military operation". The U.S.-led coalition confirmed the SDF had retaken the oil field.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said pro-government forces retreated from the area around Al-Omar field after coming under heavy fire from Daesh. The SDF said government forces are 3 kilometers away from the fields. It's not clear how Syrian troops will respond to the SDF's seizure of Al-Omar.
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