state TV: Syrian army kills Islamic State’s ‘oil minister’

The Syrian army has killed an Islamic State leader responsible for oil-related affairs along with 40 other militants in an attack in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, Syrian state media reported. A news flash on state TV identified Islamic State’s “oil minister” as Abu al-Taym al-Saudi. It said he had been killed in a special operation in the Omar oil field, Syria’s largest, which Islamic State captured from rival insurgents last July.

via ynetnews.com

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