December 8th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Oil pipeline struck in Syria

Thick black smoke and darting flames enveloped the turbulent Syrian region of Homs Thursday after what the government and activists say was an attack on an oil pipeline.

Amateur video said to be from the site of the strike shows smoke and the flames from the pipeline near the western city of Homs.

Homs and its province of the same name have become hotbeds of resistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. It has been wracked with violence during the nine-month-long government crackdown against peaceful protesters.

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  1. Bugs Ear

    Although separatist groups (who claim to be backed by the United States) have been blamed by Iran for incidents in the past, That to mewould be like if ONE shot one's self in the foot! So that theory is out the window. The real question is who is responsible for all the attacks on both major Iranian oil pipelines and why?

    There Cnn, I did a LITTLE more reporting for ya! Sheesh !

    December 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. F1

    That atack is that much less oil that we get from the middle east. But we will probably never know who is responsible

    December 8, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. investigative journalist

    OWS was directly responsible for this breach. They needed fuel for thier dope lighters.

    December 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. Yeah, no...

    If you're going to use investigative journalist as your user name, spelling "their" would help...not to mention staying on the posted topic.

    December 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Troll detector

      @yeah, no....please don't feed the troll. He is hungry.

      December 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bugs Ear

    IF this story were a 'action thriller' who done it, ya'll would be on the edge of your seats! Comon, lets hear some theories please!

    December 8, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jim Robertson

    Here is a summary of Syria’s oil industry:

    Syria's oil production, while significant to the country's economy, is a tiny fraction of the world's daily production. This is most likely why there has been no intervention by NATO.

    December 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. James C. L'Angelle

    Namebase cloud diagram and complete list of EU sanctions on individuals, see:


    December 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bugs Ears

    Try thinking about
    Iraq war reason for occupation; to get a pipe line to china. Now question who is trying to stop it? Does anyone see why I would ask that question?

    If I want a pipe line to get to china I hafta go thru a few countries right one being Iraq another being Syria maybe.

    December 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |