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Syria: Fire, not sabotage, damaged gas pipeline

NICOSIA — Syria has acknowledged that a major energy pipeline was damaged amid the revolt against President Bashar Assad.


The Syrian Oil Ministry said a fire damaged the gas pipeline in the eastern province of Dir Al Zour near the border with Iraq. The ministry, however, denied reports of a bombing and said the pipeline was being repaired.

The ministry said Syria was maintaining gas output through other pipelines. Syria is said to produce 350,000 barrels of crude oil per day as well as natural gas.

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Officials, however, acknowledged that Islamist fighters were infiltrating Syria from neighboring Iraq and Turkey.

They did not rule out a campaign to undermine the Assad regime by sabotaging Syria's energy sector, deemed a leading earner of foreign currency.

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