Syria says rockets damage Homs refinery, disrupt production

Reuters , Saturday 21 Dec 2019

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on December 21, 2019 shows firefighters extinguishing a burning tank following an attack on Syria's Homs Refinery. (AFP)

Rockets were fired overnight at Syria's main Homs refinery and two gas units causing minor damage and disrupting production, oil officials said on Saturday, calling it a "terrorist attack".

Fires were extinguished after several hours and maintenance engineers had begun repair work, the refinery head, Haitham Musawkar, was quoted as saying on state media.

The refinery, located west of Homs, is one of two main refineries covering most domestic demand for diesel, heating fuel, gasoline and other products, industry experts say.

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