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Twelve oil field workers die in attack in Syria

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed IS for the attack

An attack in an eastern Syrian oil field has resulted in the death of 12 oil field workers a day after Syrian Kurdish-led forces announced retaliation against militants.

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed Islamic State militants for the attack on Deir Ezzor oil field.

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According to the state news agency SANA, “10 people were killed in the terrorist attack that targeted three buses bringing workers from the al Taim oil field.”

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said, “The attack began with explosive devices that went off as the buses drove by, and then the group’s militants shot at them.”

Following a recent assault on a jail in Raqa, northwest of the attack on the bus, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that they had launched an operation against IS.

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The SDF declared that the objective of its most recent offensive was to drive IS out of regions that had served as the genesis of the recent terrorist attacks.

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