Explosion Rips Through #Syria Gas Pipeline

An explosion has ripped through a Syrian gas pipeline near the town of Rastan in the central Syrian province of Homs.

The region has been the focus a crackdown by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on a pro-democracy protest movement, and increased fighting has been reported in the area between the army and insurgents in the last few weeks.

“The fire lit the night sky and could be seen from kilometers away,” said the witness, a resident of the region who gave his name as Abu Khalaf.

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