Battle of the Shaer gas field (2016)
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|Battle of the Shaer gas field (2016)|
|Part of the Syrian Civil War|
|Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|| Syrian Arab Republic|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Abu Baraa Al Jazrawi||Unknown|
|Unknown|| Unknown Syrian military unit|
Russian Naval Infantry
|Casualties and losses|
|16 killed (1st day)||34 killed (1st day)|
The Battle of the Shaer gas field was a battle between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Syrian government for the control over the Sha'er gas field during the Syrian Civil War. It is the third attack that was launched by ISIL on the gas field.
On 5 May 2016, ISIL once again captured the Shaer gas field that had been held by the Syrian government since the Second Battle of the Shaer gas field. 34 soldiers and 16 ISIL fighters were killed during the battle for the field.
Four days later, ISIL attacked the nearby al-Mahr oil field, capturing al-Mahr hill, before the military recaptured the hill and repelled the attack on the field the following day. The same day, 10 May, ISIL captured an abandoned military base near the T4 airbase, cutting the main supply route to Palmyra. Government troops recaptured the base and reopened the supply road.
In late June, ISIL was once again in control of the Huwaysis area.
In early July, some media activists showed the first photos and videos of the preparation of blasting and explosion.
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