Battle for Syrian gas field kills at least 136

Posted: July 19, 2014 at 2:42 a.m.

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors.

Islamic extremists killed at least 115 Syrian troops, guards and workers as they captured a gas field in central Syria after day-long clashes, activists said Friday.

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