Armed groups blast oil pipeline in eastern Syria
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 22:23
  
Damascus: Armed groups blasted Thursday an oil pipeline in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the state TV said.

The pipe was blasted at al-Mraieh countryside of Deir al-Zour, the TV said, giving no further details.

Meanwhile, the pro-government Sham FM radio said scores of armed men were killed during clashes with the Syrian troops in Deir al-Zour on Thursday.

Dozens of oil pipelines have been either blasted or sabotaged during Syria's 19-month-old crisis, with both conflicting parties exchanging accusations for the deteriorating situation.

Syrian officials said the damage befalling the energy sector are estimated at millions of US dollars.

ANI


First Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 22:23


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