New attack targets oil fields and stations in rural Homs, just days after an attack on under-sea oil pipelines in Banias
Syrian Observatory sources reported hearing several explosions in the eastern countryside of Homs in the early hours of Tuesday morning. They have been caused by rocket shelling whose source is unknown so far, targeting places in Al-Rayyan Gas Station, Central Region Factory, Ebla Factory, east of Homs city, triggering fires in parts of them.
The shelling caused material damage but no information was reported about casualties so far.
Eight days earlier, unknown assailants attacked marine oil pipelines in Banias coastal city with IEDs.
On the 21st of December 2019, SOHR activists reported that an aerial bombardment by drones whose identity is still unknown to date, targeted al-Rayyan Gas station, Homs Refinery and the Central Region Factory in the early hours of Saturday morning. Fires broke out in the above-mentioned areas after some pipes and furnaces to improve the petroleum materials exploded. No casualties were reported about.
On December 20, Syrian Observatory sources reported that a violent attack carried out by “Islamic State” organization on one of the Syrian regime’s positions in Homs Desert.
According to the sources, ISIS members attacked a gas station that is located nearly 12 km away from Al-Heel Gas Field near the administrative border with Deir Ezzor.
ISIS members killed 13 regime soldiers including a lieutenant. Four other civilians work in the station were also killed by gunfire of ISIS members.