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Syrians launch offensive in militant-held gas field

Posted: July 20, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.

BEIRUT -- Syrian government forces have launched a counterattack to recapture a gas field seized by Islamic extremists, activists said Saturday, as the death toll from three days of fighting there rose to more than 200.

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