Six Syrian subsea pipelines vandalised
The Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry said that repairs were already underway
Many of Syria's underwater petroleum pipelines have been vandalised, according to state news agency SANA, which cited the nation's Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry.
An oil leak was discovered on Saturday, and divers carrying out inspections of the pipelines found that several of them were damaged. Repairs began as soon as the damage was assessed, and the ministry said that operations would resume normally within hours; SANA wrote this on 23 June, and there has not been any update since.
Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Ali Ghanem told a local TV station that six pipelines that connect to ships transporting crude oil were damaged, and that temas of divers and technicians were carrying out repairs.