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ISIS leader ‘responsible for oil affairs’ killed

Syrian state media said he had been killed in a special operation in the Omar oil field, Syria's largest

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The Syrian army has killed an ISIS 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 ISIS'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 ISIS captured from rival insurgents last July.