Syrian Oil Pipeline Bombed
TALKALAKH, Syria, July 30 (UPI) — Saboteurs exploded a bomb on an oil pipeline near the town of Talkalakh, near Syria’s border with Lebanon, leaving a deep crater, officials said.
The explosion left a crater about 30 feet deep and 50 feet across, causing an undetermined amount of raw oil to spill into the environment, Xinhua reported Saturday.
Officials speculated the saboteurs wanted the oil to leak into a reservoir that provides irritation water so it would destroy nearby agricultural crops.
Xinhua said the small town of Talkalakh has been a focal point of anti-government protests.
Syrian officials blame the unrest in the country on armed gangs and religious extremists.
No one was injured in the blast.
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