25 Oct '13, 7pm

#peakoil Much of Syria blacked out by rebel attack on gas pipeline: Much of Syria, including the capital Damas...

#peakoil Much of Syria blacked out by rebel attack on gas pipeline: Much of Syria, including the capital Damas...

Much of Syria blacked out by rebel attack on gas pipeline Much of Syria , including the capital Damascus, was hit by a power cut late on Wednesday after rebels attacked a gas pipeline, state media said. “A terrorist attack on a gas pipeline that feeds a power station in the south has led to a power outage in the provinces and work to repair it is in progress,” Electricity Minister Emad Khamis told state news agency SANA. A resident in the center of Damascus who asked to remain anonymous said “the whole city just went dark” and she could see the glow of a fire near the international airport and hear heavy machinegun fire. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that reports on abuses and battlefield developments using sources on both sides of Syria’s civil war, said the explosion was caused by rebel artillery that hit a gas pipeline near the airport. The O...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/publicpolicy/much-of-syria-blacked-out...

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