Gas pipeline blast that caused blackouts in Syria was ‘almost certainly a strike by ISIS’ – US envoy

The recent explosion

The recent explosion at a pipeline outside Damascus was likely an attack by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL), US envoy for Syrian affairs James Jeffrey has said. The blast triggered power outages across the country.

“We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS,” Jeffrey said, as cited by Reuters.

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