Just a quick post for today- it's just been one of those days!!!
"The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured the al-Tanak oil field in eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour on Monday.
According to local sources, the SDF, which is dominated by the PKK terrorist group's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing People's Protection Forces (YPG), occupied the oil field located near the border with Iraq after fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists.
Following the clashes in the field, which is located 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Syria's Deir ez-Zor city center, Daesh terrorists reportedly retreated eastward.
Last month, the SDF, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition, captured the al-Omar field – the largest in Syria.
In September, PYD said its terrorists took control of Syria's largest gas field, Conoco, in Deir el-Zour.
Backed by the U.S., the PYD began advancing Sept. 9 into Deir el-Zour without encountering any resistance from Daesh.
According to the map area measurements of AA, the PKK/PYD currently controls approximately 25 percent of Syrian territories, mostly on the left bank of the Euphrates River.
Many of Syria's most productive oil fields - including al-Omar, Tanak, Ward, Afra, Kewari, Jafra, Jarnuf, Azrak, Kahar, Sueytat and Galban - are located east of the Euphrates River.
Together, these strategic oilfields are estimated to account for roughly one-third of Syria's total energy production."