DAMASCUS, Syria- The Syrian government accused the Turkey-backed rebels in northern Syria, of dismantling a key electricity station, and moving its parts and components into Turkey.
The Turkey-backed Ahrar al-Sham Movement, and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, have plundered the components of the Zayzun Thermal Station for Generating Electricity in the countryside of the north-western province of Idlib, smuggling them into Turkish territories.
The terror groups must have had external help from experts, as dismantling components of the thermal station couldn't be done by normal people with no concerned knowledge.
The report said, the authorities evacuated the station last year, after repetitive attacks by the Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham.
The station used to feed hundreds of thousands of Syrian homes, in the provinces of Latakia, Tartus and Hama, with electricity.
Meanwhile, a source at the Ministry of Electricity said, the rebels have opted to sabotage the infra-structure in Syria, over the past years of crisis, to hit the economy of the war-torn country.
It added that the rebels, using high-tech machinery, have started stealing the components of the station of Zayzun, a couple of months ago.
It said, the current cost of the station is half a billion U.S. dollars.
The national TV went on to accuse the administration of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of being responsible for the plundering of the station and other Syrian factories in northern Syria, mainly in the northern province of Aleppo, near Turkey.
The Syrian government repeatedly blamed the conflict on the Turkish support to the rebel groups in Syria.
Source: Name News Network