Blast in Syrian Capital, 30 Killed

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DAMASCUS: At least 30 people have been killed in an air raid that hit a gas station near the Syrian capital Damascus, as clashes between foreign-backed militants and government forces continue in the country.

Many other people were also injured in the attack in the Muleiha suburb of the capital, on Wednesday. 

Opposition activists accused the Syrian forces of carrying out the attack. However, there has been no official statement released by the government over the event. 

The Syrian government has formerly blamed the foreign-sponsored militants for such attacks which mostly target civilians.

On Monday, the militants blew up a section of a gas pipeline near the city of Deir el-Zour in the oil-rich eastern region of Syria, which resulted in the loss of some 1.5 million cubic meters of natural gas. 

The militants fighting against the Syrian government have repeatedly attacked the country’s oil infrastructure. Last week, the militants said they had seized the al-Tanak oil field also located in eastern Syria. Agencies

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