The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Near location of outbreak of huge fire in one of crude oil transmission lines | Bo-dy of unknown person found in eastern countryside of Homs

Homs province: A huge fire broke out in one of the crude oil transmission lines, east of Al-Farqalus town in the eastern countryside of Homs. A mutilated body belonging to an unknown person was also found near the location of the fire, along with a tank, equipment and tools that were equipped to extract oil, suggesting an attempt by a group of people to steal oil after the line was punctured, which led to the outbreak of the fire. Military Intelligence is deployed in the area of Al-Farqalus.
On April 17, unidentified people planted an IED on the road leading to the main square of “gathering of convoys of fuel” that belong to “Moaiad Al-Rajoob” who is affiliated to the regime, in Al-Mashrafa City in north eastern Homs countryside amid a state of security tension and cutting of roads leading to the city and the road between Homs and Salmiyah by members of the Military Intelligence Department, where the IED was dismantled and exploded.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the IED was planted to target a fuel convoy of “Moaiad Al-Rajoob” while the convoy was coming from Wady Ebaid Field to the refinery of Homs.