A general view of an oil refinery in Al-Jbessa oil field in Al-Shaddadeh town of Al-Hasakah gorvernate, Syria, April 1, 2010. (Reuters)
DAMASCUS - 4 February 2020: Al-Rayyan Gas station, the South Central Region Factory, Ebla Factory and Homs Refinery on Tuesday dawn were attacked with shells fired by terrorists which caused the eruption of fires and material damage, SANA News Agency reported.
Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Eng. Ali Ghanem said in a statement that terrorists and their sponsors have again attacked the oil sector and its facilities on Tuesday dawn, particularly Ebla Gas Factory, the South Central Region Gas Factory, al-Rayyan Gas Station and Homs Refinery.
Minister Ghanem added that immediately the firefighting brigades which are affiliated to the oil facilities and the civil defense were able to contain the fires which resulted from the attack and they extinguished them.
He noted that technical teams have started the process of damage assessment and the maintenance works at the affected units.
Director of the Syrian General Gas Company Ghassan Tarraf, for his part, told SANA that after 12:30 a.m. last night, al-Rayyan gas station was targeted by terrorists with a number of shells while three shells were fired on the South Central Region Gas Factory and Ebla station was targeted with two shells as fires erupted and it caused material damage.