In-house fire brigade and civil defense responders joined forces to extinguish fires at natural gas plants in western Syria after an attack by terrorists Tuesday morning.
Damage from the attacks is being assessed and repairs started, Ghassan Tarraf, director of the Syrian General Gas Company, told local media.
“Al-Rayyan gas station was targeted by terrorists with a number of shells while three shells were fired on the South Central Region Gas Factory,” Tarraf said. “Ebla station was targeted with two shells with fire erupting causing material damage.”
Terrorists also targeted a refinery in Homs.
Although production has decreased due to the attacks, Ghanem said he does not expect a large impact on local supplies.
“We have always noticed that terrorists launch attacks as a means to exert direct pressure, but we can get over that through using alternative plans,” he said. “They will not succeed in their schemes and we will be able to overcome this crisis soon.”
The conflict in Syria remains one of the largest humanitarian crises worldwide. As of December, nearly 6 million Syrians have been displaced.