Oil line attacked, on fire in Syria
15 February 2012, 13:35
Beirut - A Syrian activist group says an oil pipeline in the central city of Homs has been hit, causing a huge fire.
Local Co-ordination Committees says the pipeline was hit on Wednesday
morning in the neighborhood of Baba Amr, which has been shelled by
regime troops for the past 12 days.
Video by Homs activists
broadcast on social networking sites shows thick black smoke billowing
from what appears to be a residential area.
Homs is home to one
of Syria's two oil refineries. It has also been one of the cities
hardest hit by President Bashar Assad's crackdown on a popular uprising
that began in March.
The UN said in January that more than 5 400 people have been killed in the crackdown.
Oil and gas pipelines have been subjected to attacks in Syria in the past months.
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