المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Total blackout | Broad popular discontent prevails in regime-held areas, amid accusations of “attacking Deir Ali pipeline intentionally”

In light of the deteriorating crises in regime-held areas which only affect the Syrian civilians, power outages plagued all areas under the control of the Syrian regime throughout Syria yesterday evening, which ignited broad popular discontent, especially since power in these areas is available for only a few hours a day in light of the current rationing system.

 

Meanwhile, the Syrian regime’s Ministry of Electricity justified the total blackout which lasted for more than an hour that Deir Ali in power plant in Rif Dimashq was put out of service due to low pressure of gas caused by an attack on the pipeline providing the power plant with gas. The attack resulted in a decline in the frequency which led power stations to be out of service successively and caused a total power cut.

 

On the other hand, civilians reacted on social media to Ministry of Electricity’s justification, as some derisively wondered “how could terrorists reach to the pipeline?!” However, sources suggested that the attack was carried out intentionally by the Syrian regime’s affiliates.

 

This development comes following claims by “Bashar al-Assad” and the Russian president “Vladimir Putin” of controlling over 90% of the Syrian territory.

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