The Most Violent 48 Hours Of The Entire Syrian War Centered Around Gas Fields | Business Insider

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“On July 19, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants attacked gas fields in Sha’ar, Syria, east of Homs. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as cited by Reuters, roughly 270 government soldiers and gas field employees were killed, many of them execution-style. The jihadists reportedly lost 40 fighters in the assault as well. Another 400 people were killed in hostilities country-wide towards the end of last week, a 48-hour span that represented “the bloodiest fighting since the civil war began in 2011.” Full article here.