'Terrorists' Attack Syrian Oil Pipeline

Dec 8, 2011 -- Armed “terrorists” have blown up an oil pipeline west of the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs, state media reported on Thursday, but an anti-regime group said the government was behind the blast. “An armed terrorist group targeted in a sabotage operation the pipeline of Tal al-Shor, west of Homs,” Syria's third-largest city, said the official news agency SANA. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based activist network, also reported the explosion of “an oil pipeline in Homs which transports crude to the (central) city's refinery from eastern Syria”. It gave no cause for the blast. But the Local Coordination Committees, which organises protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, accused his government of deliberately destroying the pipeline, which serves a region seen as staunchly opposed to his rule. Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2699110.ece