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Situation Normal: Large Natural Gas Deposit in Syria Resumes Operation (VIDEO)

© AFP 2021 / STRINGER A picture taken on July 9, 2017 shows an employee standing at Syria's Arak gas field, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, a few weeks after it was retaken by government forces from the hands of jihadists of the Islamic State group
A picture taken on July 9, 2017 shows an employee standing at Syria's Arak gas field, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, a few weeks after it was retaken by government forces from the hands of jihadists of the Islamic State group - Sputnik International
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The Syrian government has managed to restore the damaged infrastructure at the recently liberated Arak natural gas field in Homs province, and this important element of the country’s natural resource extraction industry was finally able to resume operation.

This rich natural gas deposit was one of the last areas of Homs province to be liberated from terrorist control.

The natural gas processing plant at Arak was severely damaged by Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) terrorists who had no need for this fuel. Meanwhile, the oil refinery located in the area was left in much better shape because the terrorists actively used it as part of their illegal oil trade and only attempted to damage the facility during their retreat from the region.

Ali Ghanem, Syrian Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources, told Sputnik Arabic that "Arak is one of the most important elements of Syria’s mineral extraction industry that was liberated from terrorists recently."

© AFP 2021 / STRINGER A picture taken on July 9, 2017 shows the damage at Syria's Arak gas field, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, a few weeks after it was retaken by government forces from Daesh terrorists
A picture taken on July 9, 2017 shows the damage at Syria's Arak gas field, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, a few weeks after it was retaken by government forces from Daesh terrorists - Sputnik International
A picture taken on July 9, 2017 shows the damage at Syria's Arak gas field, 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of the ancient city of Palmyra, in the central province of Homs, a few weeks after it was retaken by government forces from Daesh terrorists

"The Syrian government has rapidly sent repair crews to quickly restore the least damaged gas extraction lines," he said.

The Arak natural gas field has already resumed production, and the resources extracted there are expected to help improve the struggling Syrian economy.

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