Unidentified persons have damaged five oil pipelines in the coastal waters of Syria. The incident happened near the city of Banias, reports the Syrian Ministry of oil on their Facebook page.
According to the report, the Syrian oil company discovered the oil leak near Banias. Underwater exploration was conducted to detect the leak, and as a result, expert divers found external damage in the five oil pipelines, reports RIA Novosti news agency.
The company has already started repair work and promises to restore oil supply soon. There is currently no information on who is responsible for the damage. Such an incident occurred for the first time on the Syrian coast since the beginning of the crisis in the country.