Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:06 GMT

N. Lebanese oil pipelines attacked by unknown persons

( MENAFN ) The National News Agency (NNA) reported that a group of anonymous persons punctured oil pipelines crossing Lebanon's northern Akkar plain from Syria to oil installations in Beddawi-Tripoli so as to steal and vend them.

According to the report, the incident occured above a winter watercourse between the districts of Dareen and Sheikh Ayash, where oil has been pouring in great quantity, causing the color of the water to change.

Local public asked the Energy Ministry to repair the oil pipeline so as to avoid pollution in the Great River (Nahr al-Kabir) while affecting agricultural lands and fisheries.

This is not the first time that unidentified people punctured oil pipelines. In March, 2020, the oil pipeline that runs from Iraq to Lebanon via Syria was damaged in the Wadi Khaled area as well.

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