Arab Today, arab today daesh blows up syria gas pipeline serving capital
Last Updated : GMT 21:32:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Daesh blows up Syria gas pipeline serving capital

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Daesh blows up Syria gas pipeline serving capital

A handout picture released by the Syiran
Beirut - AFP

Jihadists from the Islamic State group blew up a pipeline feeding natural gas from eastern Syria to the suburbs of the capital Damascus early Wednesday morning, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS blew up the pipeline near the T-4 military airport in the east of central Homs province shortly after midnight.

"This pipeline was used to carry gas into the suburbs of Damascus and Homs to generate electricity and provide heating in individual homes," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

IS has seized a number of oil and gas fields in Homs province, most recently during its offensive on the ancient city of Palmyra.  

These fields were key to Syria's embattled regime, which relied on them for power generation in its dwindling areas of control.

"Any hit to the regime's gas supply is important, because its resources are very low," Abdel Rahman told AFP.

While IS has made use of oil fields it has captured to generate income, processing natural gas is much trickier, according to Yezid Sayigh, an analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut.

Blowing up gas pipelines demonstrates that "the name of its game for now is denial of key resources to the regime," Sayigh wrote recently.

Government forces lost Palmyra to IS on May 21, and ceded additional territory southwest of the city in the following days.

They have also withdrawn from the majority of Syria's northwest Idlib province, where a rebel coalition including IS's jihadist rival, the Al-Nusra Front, has consolidated its control.

Military aircraft regularly strike rebel-held areas in the province and on Wednesday the Observatory said regime raids killed 10 civilians, including three children, in the town of Saraqeb.

The country's conflict, which began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011, has killed more than 230,000 people and forced millions to flee.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today daesh blows up syria gas pipeline serving capital Arab Today, arab today daesh blows up syria gas pipeline serving capital

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today daesh blows up syria gas pipeline serving capital Arab Today, arab today daesh blows up syria gas pipeline serving capital

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78

GMT 11:29 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Rouhani at UN defends Iran nuclear deal

GMT 09:41 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Rouhani at UN defends Iran nuclear deal
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

GMT 12:04 2017 Monday ,18 September

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show
Arab Today, arab today Actress Ream Hhagag prepares for a new film

GMT 09:40 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Actress Ream Hhagag prepares for a new film
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 12:14 2017 Monday ,18 September

Horia Farghaly happy for success of “Case G”

GMT 10:35 2017 Thursday ,14 September

New Zealand opposition looks

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 04:49 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

WHO urges Yemen to accept vaccines

GMT 16:04 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Egypt tourism revival steady but slow

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday