Syria: Power Blackout Caused by Attack
Most Syrian provinces are experiencing an electricity blackout, which according to the Syrian Electricity Minister, is caused by an attack on a gas pipeline at Deir Ali Plant.
Official Syrian sources on Friday reported power outages in many provinces. Syria's SANA news agency also quoted the Syrian Electricity Minister Ghassan al-Zamil as saying that the blackout is caused by an attack on one of the Deir Ali power plant's gas pipelines, which led to the shut down of its operations. Technical teams are working to fix the malfunction, and electricity will be restored as soon as the issue is addressed.
🔴 عاجل - وزير الكهرباء المهندس غسان الزامل: انقطاع التيار الكهربائي سببه اعتداء على أحد خطوط الغار في محطة دير علي ما أدى إلى خروجها عن العمل وتوجهت الورشات الفنية لإصلاح العطل وستعود الكهرباء تباعاً 🇸🇾⚡— الرادع السوري 🇸🇾 (@syria_rd) September 17, 2021
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Syrian official TV reported from private sources that in addition to this attack on one of the Plant's gas pipelines, there was also an attempt to sabotage two electricity pylons in the Damascus Countryside.
Most Syrian provinces had witnessed a blackout outside the normal power rationing hours. The Electricity Ministry had also reported that investigations are ongoing to find out the reasons, which were at the time unknown.