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Electrical Power Outage Darkens Much of Syria

Much of Syria, including the capital, Damascus, lost electrical power late Wednesday, shortly after an explosion near the international airport. The state news agency SANA quoted the government's electricity minister as blaming the outage on a "terrorist" attack on gas pipelines that feed electricity generating stations. He said repairs were under way. Reuters news agency quoted a Damascus resident as saying the entire city went dark. The Britain-based activist group Syrian ...

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