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Syrian regime lost 60 soldiers in gas field offensive: report

Published on Jul 20, 2014 11:50 PM

BEIRUT (AFP) - The Syrian regime offensive to retake a gas field in the centre of the country after jihadists killed 270 people has left 60 soldiers dead, a media report said Sunday.

Citing a military source, Al-Watan newspaper which has strong government links announced the regime had suffered the loss of "60 martyrs".

The counter-offensive was in its third day on Sunday, a security source told AFP.

"Fighting is continuing in the Shaar gas field" in Homs province, the source said, confirming that "the operation is not at an end".

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