Syria’s Offshore Oil Pipeline Came Under Attack Amid Fierce Clashes In Idlib


Syria's Offshore Oil Pipeline Came Under Attack Amid Fierce Clashes In Idlib


On January 27, the Syrian Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources announced that the maritime oil pipeline network near the port city of Banyas was targeted by an IED attack.

“The technical staff of the Ministry immediately started to evaluate the damages caused by that terrorist act to undertake the maintenance works and ensure the continuation of the oil productions,” Syria’s SANA quoted the ministry statement as saying.

The attack took place amid the Syrian Army’s rapid advance on positions of radical militants in southeastern Idlib. MORE HERE

The January 27 incident was the second time when the Banyas pipeline came became a target of the sabotage act. On January 23, 2019 the attack on the pipeline caused an oil leak and put a large part of the pipeline out of service.



  • quackery

    Sabotage and flee. That is all the terrorists have left.

    • FlorianGeyer

      You mean the US or UK navy I think :)

      • JerryDrake

        Like he said – terrorists.

  • Z.P.

    Brave attack.
    Pipeline doesn’t shoot back.

    • Xoli Xoli

      Know you have hope your flee rapist fathers are destroying crucial infrastructure which innocently supply oil to logistic infrastracture.Stop raping gaots which cant say no and stop attacking oil pipelines and claim it is brave oil pipeline cant shoot back.

  • Vitex

    In case anyone has forgotten what this is all about.

  • Trauma2000

    Whoever planned and executed the attack obviously had a high level of expertise, including access to diving and sub-marine equipment. I’m surprised the terrorists were able to ‘acquire’ this sort of expertise considering they are all ‘mercenaries from Africa.’ Obviously, the country that gave the terrorists this equipment, training, and expertise have now opened them selves up to equivalent retaliatory strikes.

    • FlorianGeyer

      I suspect that its a NATO operation.

    • Gary Sellars

      Agreed. This is no improvised attack by terror gangs but required technical know-how and equipment.

      It would be interesting to know the specifics, eg water-depth at the damage site and and the distance offshore. Was this an export pipline?

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    ISIS SBS/Seals.

    • Gary Sellars

      aka Israeli special forces…

  • Assad must stay

    how can syria defend this pipeline from attacks like this again?

    • Xoli Xoli

      Only if Syrian airspace is completely close and left USANATO bases vulnerable for attack for any attack anytime by anyone.Iran showed the entire world how vulnerable USA bases from missile strikes.Even if their get warning attacks.

      • Assad must stay

        but this was done underwater

        • Xoli Xoli

          Yes by USA navy shield from Syrian bases.SAA and allies should constantly prepare with navy drills and assault ships.Remember USA always test a certain target and if their succeed intensify with multiple attack.Just as their are testing Syrian and Russian air defences with multiple drones.First it was only one drone just like in Afghanistan and Iraq war.USA is very cautious for Iran.Because Iran showed the world that it can take down any sophisticated or latest USA drones.

  • The terrorist gangsters factions are desperate. They have nothing else to fight for, but to surrender.



  • Xoli Xoli

    This oil sabotage was done by USA,France and British sea shields.Their ISIS does not have sea shield.Russian patrols in oil zones are only block by USA soldiers.Any oil tanker supply from Iran to Syrian coast are only block by British and USA.This false in Turkey and Israel favor who both wishes to own regional oil.Turkey start drilling and Israel the biggest mother of terrorists hub also start drilling as well. All USA,Britain and France actions in Syria are well known by UNSC.But I promise there wont be any action against them as long as nuclear number one Russia and a superpower cant stand up against this tricks.