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ISIS Used Drones To Attack Three Refineries In Syria



The Jerusalem Post

ISIS Used Drones To Attack Three Refineries In Syria

The oil and gas markets have been suffering significant losses, estimated to be as high as 74 billion dollars due to the civil war which began in 2011.


Three refineries were attacked simultaneously in the city of Homs north of Damascus, using drones, in what was called by the mineral resources and oil ministry in Syria as “terrorist activities”

The refineries’ manager in Homs, Haythem Massucar, has said that two refineries and two gas facilities in the area were attacked early Saturday morning.

Fire fighters managed to quickly douse the fire which broke out at the facilities.

The Syrian Oil Ministry reported on its Facebook  regarding the occurence of “systematic terror attacks on three of [its] oil facilities” which includes refineries in the Homs area, and gas stations located central Homs and the “Rian” gas station, located east of the region. The Ministry pointed out that “the attack caused damage to several of the production units” and mentioned that fire fighters intervened in putting out the fires, while “technical teams have begun working to renew activities”. Syrian State Television played videos showing fire fighters working in the middle of the night, to douse the flames in one of the three facilities.

Read more: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-used-drones-to-attack-three-refineries-in-Syria-611669