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MAJOR GAS FACTORY IN SYRIA COULD BE BLOWN UP BY DAESH: REPORT

DAMASCUS, Syria, Daesh group posted photos, in what it said, was the bombing of Syria's largest gas factory, as sources in the Oil Ministry in Syria said, the photos seemed real, but the bombing hasn't yet been confirmed.

Daesh's Amaq News Agency posted photos, on Sunday, showing the militants booby-trapping and blowing up the Hayyan gas factory, in the eastern countryside of Homs province, in central Syria.

Sources in the Oil Ministry were cited by pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV, Monday, as saying that, the photos of the factory, while being booby-trapped are real, but added that, the later photos of the explosion, which were taken from a distance, couldn't confirm whether the factory itself was blown up or just its exterior.

If true, it would be the largest economic facility in Syria to be blown up by the Daesh, since the eruption of crisis nearly six years ago.

Hayyan gas factory is the largest production facility of gas feeding electricity station in central and southern Syria.

Its production is estimated at three million cubic metres of gas daily. The facility's establishment cost the government over 280 million Euros.

The Daesh stormed the facility when it overran, for the second time, the ancient city of Palmyra, in the eastern countryside of Homs, last month.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK