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Activist: Bomb hits gas pipeline in eastern Syria

Activist: Bomb hits gas pipeline in eastern Syria

A human rights activist says a bomb has damaged a natural gas pipeline in eastern Syria. It's the first attack on the country's oil industry amid a monthslong uprising against the regime.
Rami Abdul-Rahman from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says residents in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour told him the explosion occurred late Tuesday night on the pipeline in the area of Tayanah, near the border with Iraq.
He condemned the attack on Wednesday and said the nationwide protests in Syria are peaceful.
The pro-government TV station Ikhbariyeh Souriyeh said there were no casualties and that damages to the pipeline were minor.
Syria produces about 350,000 barrels of oil per day as well as natural gas.


Updated : 2021-03-01 11:24 GMT+08:00