As a result of sabotage, a fire broke out.
The militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) was set on fire the pipeline to Hai’an on fields to the North-West of the Syrian Palmyra.
According to the channel, the fire on the gas field where there was a diversion has been in place for a few hours.
Last week terrorists blew up the remains of a gas processing plant. In late December, the Syrian army was forced to leave Palmyra after a large-scale assault on the city by the terrorists of ISIS. Taking again the city, the militants advanced in the direction of HOMS, 90 miles across the desert, occupying the commanding heights of the oil and gas fields Shaer and Gazal and a number of villages in the vicinity of Palmyra.
In the second half of December, the advanced detachments of the terrorists got within three or four kilometers from the air base, T-4, located 90 kilometers South of Palmyra. Militants launched a series of unsuccessful attempts of storming the base of the Syrian air force, which at that time was the main line of defence, limiting the advance of is militants in the city of HOMS. In mid-January after receiving a considerable reinforcement of the government troops with the support of the national militia moved from defense to the offensive in the direction of the front.
A source close to the Syrian militia “desert Falcons,” he told RIA Novosti that the active fighting between the Syrian army and terrorists continue in the 39 miles from Palmyra.
“Troops with the support of the militia managed to advance for a week towards Palmyra for more than 30 kilometers. The militants suffered losses and retreated, satisfied with blowing up the historic and strategic targets”, — said the Agency interlocutor. According to the source, the army managed to regain control of the settlement canoe-sharqiya, now she is fighting for the village of Ballarat.
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