Near-simultaneous attacks believed to have been carried out by drones hit three government-run oil and gas installations in central Syria, state TV and the Syrian Oil Ministry said last Saturday.
No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, which targeted the Homs oil refinery, one of only two in the country, as well as two natural gas facilities in different parts of Homs Province, Kallanish Energy reports.
Syria has suffered fuel shortages since earlier this year amid Western sanctions blocking imports, and because most of the country’s oilfields are controlled by Kurdish-led fighters in the country’s east.
State TV said it believes the attacks were carried out by drones and happened at the same time. It said a fire at the Homs oil refinery was soon brought under control. The report said the Rayan gas facility and a third installation, also in Homs Province, were damaged.
Syria’s Oil Ministry said the attacks damaged some “production units” in the facilities. It said fires were being fought, and that repairs were already underway in some places.
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