Islamic State fighters in Syria claimed on Thursday to have taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs after battles with government forces.

A series of photos posted on social media by Islamic State purported to show the Sha’ar gas field, the bodies of Syrian soldiers and seized weaponry, according to the SITE jihadist website monitoring service.

The report said Islamic State seized five tanks, two infantry combat vehicles, machineguns and ammunition. Reuters could not independently confirm the events. […]