14:15 GMT15 June 2021
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    The fire had erupted main Homs refinery’s distillation unit due to a leak in a pumping station, according to Syrian state media.

    Syrian authorities are extinguishing a fire in main Homs refinery.

    ​Suleiman Muhammad Hawl, the director of the Homs refinery, confirmed that there were no human losses in the fire and that firefighting teams were working to extinguish it.

    The Homs refinery is one of the only two oil refineries in Syria, and it operates with a capacity of 110,000 barrels per day, being the smaller of the two refineries; the Banias refinery produces 130,000 barrels per day.

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