At least ten workers killed near oil field in Syria
Ten workers were killed by an unclaimed attack near the Thayyem oil field in Deir ez-Zor in Northern Syria, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Friday.
Three buses carrying workers were targeted in the attack, SANA said.
Syria's Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tohme told a Syrian media outlet that as the country is suffering an oil crisis, "the American occupiers, through their mercenaries and terrorist groups, want to cut off the available oil production that secures the minimum needs of the Syrian people, and therefore they carried out this blatant attack on vehicles of workers of Thayyem field of al-Furat Company."
Half of the shares of al-Furat Petroleum Company is owned by state-owned General Petroleum Company (GPC).
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack was carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS), and workers in buses were targeted with improvised explosive devices, and light and medium weapons. SOHR put the fatalities at twelve.