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U.S. allies take Syria gas field

ISIS ousted but Assad forces approach in energy-rich region

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published September 24, 2017 at 3:40 a.m. Updated September 24, 2017 at 3:40 a.m.

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, in an address to the U.N. General Assembly, said Saturday that his country is “marching steadily” toward its goal of rooting out terrorism.

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed Syrian fighters on Saturday captured the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture the energy-rich region, a senior official with the group said.

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