Fighters from the militant Islamist al-Nusra Front have captured a Syrian oil town near the city of Hasaka, foreign-based anti-Assad organisations say.
Video of gunmen celebrating at a battle-scarred compound said to be in al-Shaddada was posted on social media.
Thirty al-Nusra fighters, 100 Syrian soldiers and "dozens" of civilians were killed, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.
Forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad made other advances this week.
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