An oil pipeline in Syria has been blown up according to a British-based activist group.
The claim appears to be backed up by video posted on the internet showing thick black smoke billowing across a wide area as well as flames at what the activists said was the site of the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Homs.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that the damaged infrastructure is the main pipeline that feeds into the refinery in the city, which has been one of the main centres of opposition activity since uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began earlier this year.
In July, Syria’s official news agency said sabateurs blew up an oil export pipeline near Homs.
There is no verifiable confirmation of who carried out this latest attack.