ISIS element during clashes with Assad forces
On Sunday, ISIS managed to control the T2 oil station (also known as the Kam Swab) in the eastern desert of Deir al-Zour, following an incursion carried out by ISIS operatives in different locations of the station.
Media sources operating in Deir al-Zour said that ISIS attacked the Assad forces from the northern and north-eastern axis of the station, and destroyed several vehicles, and killed dozens of elements from them and from the militias loyal to it, before controlling the entire station.
T2 station is considered important strategically, being 70 km from Palmyra in the east, and 70 km from Albu Kamal in the west, and it is connected to a road junction from the north in the city of al-Mayadin, to the east by al-Kharayij, and to the southeast by the Iraqi border. Its economic importance is that it transfers light oil from the source to the downstream and connects the T1 station located in Iraq with the T5, T4 and T3 stations within Syrian territory, through which the oil reaches the Banias refinery in Tartous.سوريا دير الزور نفط قوات الاسد داعش البادية البوكمال العراق مصفات بانياس