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US soldiers stand along a road across from Russian military armoured personnel carriers (APCs), near the village of Tannuriyah in the countryside east of Qamishli in Syria's northeastern Hasakah province on May 2, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Cairo: An explosion on the Arab gas pipeline has caused a total blackout in Syria, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Monday, quoting the nation’s electricity minister.

The minister said the explosion occurred between the Ad Dumayr and Adra areas in Syria.

Syria’s oil minister said the explosion could be a terrorist act.