Rebel fighters launched an attack in Syria’s Dair al-Zour province on 31 March, setting three oil wells on fire, local media reported this week. This, the country’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said, resulted in a daily loss of up to 5,000 barrels of oil and 52,000 cu ms of gas.

According to a report from state-news agency SANA, the attack came on the back of infighting among the rebels over how the ‘stolen oil’ from areas now under their control should be shared. (CONTINUED - 331 WORDS)