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Publish Date: 5:38 - 22 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 22_The Syrian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources says foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants have launched a barrage of rockets at the main refinery and two gas facilities in the country’s central province of Homs, causing minor damage and disrupting production.

Militant rocket attack targets refinery, gas facilities in Syria’s Homs, disrupts productionTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The ministry said in a statement that the near-simultaneous attacks targeted the oil refinery in Homs, located more than located 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of the capital Damascus, and the two gas facilities – one south of the city and one in the desert to its east – at Saturday’s dawn.

The statement added that several production units were damaged as a result, and that repair teams were working alongside firefighters to try to restore output as quickly as possible.

Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem described the attacks as systematic and coordinated, emphasizing that firefighting teams immediately rushed to the scene and managed to contain the blaze within the first hours of the attacks.

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