Report: Explosion rips through Syria gas pipeline

By REUTERS
December 12, 2011 23:44

AMMAN - An explosion ripped through a gas pipeline near the town of Rastan in the central Syrian province of Homs and fire was seen rising from the site, a witness said on Monday, the second reported blast at an energy pipeline in Homs in a week.

The region has been the focus a crackdown by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad on a pro-democracy protest movement, and increased fighting has been reported in the area between the army and insurgents in the last few weeks.


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