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Syria says 'terrorists' blow up gas pipeline

Reuters, Monday 30 Jan 2012
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Syria's state news agency said on Monday that a "terrorist group" blew up a gas pipeline running between the centre of the country and its coast.

The pro-government Addounia TV station also reported the attack and said the blast, which occurred near Telkalakh, close to the Lebanese border, caused a leak of about 460,000 cubic metres of gas.

Syria has faced gas shortages as pipelines come under attack while President Bashar Assad's forces try to crush protests and an armed insurgency aimed at toppling him.

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