Regime's media says militant attack shuts down gas pipeline

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Sunday 14 July 2019 | 6:0 PM Damascus Time

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  • Regime's media says militant attack shuts down gas pipeline

    BALADI NEWS

    "Militants" targeted a gas pipeline in regime-controlled central Syria, putting it out of order Sunday, according to Assad regime's news agency.

    The SANA news agency didn’t name the attackers. The area in the central Homs province is close to where remnants of the Islamic State group are still holed up after losing all the territory they once held in the country.

    SANA said technical teams are working to fix the pipeline, which links the Shaer fields to the Ebla processing plant. It did not elaborate on the extent of the damage or the nature of the attack.

    The agency said the pipeline carries about 2.5 million cubic meters of gas to the processing plant and onward to power stations.

    Islamic State militants briefly seized the Shaer fields in 2014 and 2016 before pro-regime forces recaptured them in heavy fighting. Today much of Syria’s oil fields and infrastructure are held by U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces in the east.

    Source: The Washington Post. 

    Syria gas pipelineAssad regimeIslamic State