Thursday, 15 April 2021 10:44 GMT

Unknown people assault oil pipelines in northern Lebanon

( MENAFN ) According to a report by the National News Agency (NNA), unknown people attacked oil pipelines traversing Lebanon's northern Akkar plain from Syria to oil installations in Beddawi-Tripoli with the purpose of stealing and selling them.

It stated that the assault occurred over a winter waterway between the regions of Dareen and Sheikh Ayash, where oil has been running abundantly, altering the color of the water.

People in the region asked the Energy Ministry to repair the oil pipeline so as to stop pollution in the Great River (Nahr al-Kabir) while impacting agricultural lands and fisheries.

It wasn't the first time that unknown people attacked oil pipelines. During March last year, the oil pipeline that flows from Iraq to Lebanon through Syria was wrecked too in the Wadi Khaled area.

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