"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "
Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Syrian army retakes gas field in Raqqa- ARA News
Subsequent to fierce clashes with militants of the Islamic State (ISIS), the Syrian regime’s army forces on Monday recaptured the Thawra gas field in the northeastern Raqqa province.
The Thawra gas field, located in the western countryside of Raqqa, has been under ISIS control for more than two years.
“The army has expelled Daesh [ISIS] terrorists from the al-Thawra gas field,” Syrian army officer Haider Hammoud confirmed in an interview with ARA News.
“The group has suffered heavy losses in manpower and equipment before retreating from the field,” he said.
Gas and oil facilities are deemed a main financial resource for ISIS, especially in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa.