SYRIA
 
Widespread Blackouts Hit Syria
 
On 23 October, Syrian rebels rocketed a gas pipeline supplying the Tishreen power station, resulting in what is being described as a significant blackout across sections of Syria. The attack occurred near the Damascus international airport, an area that has seen significant rebel infiltration and a subsequent pushback from regime forces over the past year. Syria’s Electricity Minister, ‘Imad Khamis, told the state news...