Opprørsstyrker, deriblant den al-Qaida-tilknyttede al-Nusra-fronten, har erobret et viktig oljefelt fra Assads styrker.


Videos posted online showed scores of black-clad rebels walking though a large arch over an entrance to the Omar oil field, rummaging through its buildings and standing atop tanks.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a number of rebel brigades seized the area after an overnight battle and the withdrawal of government troops. Among the groups that participated were the Islam Army, which was formed east of Damascus, and the Nusra Front, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda.