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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has reportedly destroyed a natural gas plant in Syria.

According to Total Croatia News, ISIL destroyed INA’s Hayan gas facility located about 62 miles east of Homs.

In a statement seen by Total Croatia, ISIL said it destroyed the facility to place economic pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s.

In the statement, ISIL reportedly claimed the 3 million cubic meters of gas per day facility provides natural gas to al-Assad’s troops.

According to World Bulletin News, the plant halted operations last month ahead of ISIL forces advanced in the region.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told World Bulletin that the plant had been destroyed and is “totally out of order.”

According to Radio Pakistan, the Hayan gas facility provides Syria with a third of its electricity.

A video published on Youtube on Sunday shows a man whose face covered apparently wiring explosives at the plant.

The video then shows two men standing outside a building and cuts to a shot of the building’s underside to show several explosives that are wired to the structure.

The final half to the minute long video shows the plant being destroyed as the explosives are detonated.

According to Total Croatia, Syrian military officials have not confirmed or denied ISIL’s claim that it destroyed the plant.

The U.S. Department of Defense said on Tuesday that U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq earlier this week.

U.S. and coalition forces conducted 15 strikes in Syria that destroyed several bombs and ISIL tactical vehicle, an oil pumpjack, two weapon caches and damaged supply routes.

The strikes are part of Operation Inherent Resolve that is focused on eliminating ISIL in Iraq, Syria and the international community.


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