Syrian troops backed by pro-regime militiamen recaptured the Shaer gas field in central Homs Thursday, state television reported, a week after Islamic State group jihadists overran parts of it.

Citing a military source, state television said the forces had recaptured the field and the surrounding area. The report was also confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.

The advance follows the regime’s recapture on Wednesday of two additional gas fields in the province as well a gas company. […]