Drone Attack Strikes Oil Refineries in North Syria

Published January 10th, 2021 - 12:07 GMT
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters take part in military training at a base near the village of Al-Maabatli in the Afrin region in the northwestern Aleppo province countryside, on January 2, 2021. Bakr ALKASEM / AFP
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters take part in military training at a base near the village of Al-Maabatli in the Afrin region in the northwestern Aleppo province countryside, on January 2, 2021. Bakr ALKASEM / AFP

An unidentified drone has reportedly bombed oil refineries in northern Syria, an area which is controlled by Turkish-backed armed militants, causing explosions and fire.

The refineries targeted on Sunday are situated in the countryside of al-Bab city in Syria’s Aleppo Province.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) confirmed a large blaze at the oil facilities near Tarhin village.

No group has claimed responsibility for the drone strike and its possible casualties are not known yet.

The Syrian army has been fighting a host of foreign-backed terrorist groups, which have been wreaking havoc in the country since 2011.

The Damascus government has managed to win back control of most regions held by takfiri elements. Syria is now engaged in an operation to liberate Idlib Province and the small remaining parts of Aleppo.

Syrian army gains have changed conditions on the ground, enraging the foreign sponsors of anti-Damascus militants, among them the US which is occupying some swathes of Syrian land dotted by oil fields in the north. 

US military build-up in Dayr al-Zawr

On Saturday, US occupation forces brought in additional military and logistical reinforcements to their illegal bases on the countryside of Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Quoting civil sources, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that a 30-vehicle convoy, including trucks loaded with heavy weapons, cannons and tanks, headed from Hasakah Province to Dayr al-Zawr.

The convoy, escorted by American helicopters, moved on the al-Khurafi road.

US shelling kills Syrian child

Additionally on Saturday, US troops targeted Dayr al-Zawr’s al-Azba village with mortar shells, killing a Syrian child and injuring his mother, SANA reported.


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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