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    Militants of the Islamic State militant group blew up a thermal power plant in al-Hasakah Governorate in the northeast of Syria, a source in the Syrian army told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — According to the source, the terrorists detonated a car bomb near the plant's fence, then a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives through the hole in the fence to the plant's territory and caused the second explosion.

    "IS [ISIL] bombed a thermal power plant in the southwest of al-Hasakah, there are casualties and wounded," the source said.

    The supply of electricity to the city of al-Hasakah, the capital city of the governorate, was not affected by the attack, as the work of the plant had already been halted, and the city receives the main flow of electricity from another station.

    Last week, ISIL militants tried to storm the city of al-Hasakah, located about 270 kilometers (170 miles) east of Kobani. The Syrian army troops and Kurdish defense forces repulsed the attack and succeeded in taking control of some city suburbs from the extremists, as well as of some surrounding settlements.

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