Middle East

Regime gradually restoring power to south

BEIRUT: The government has managed to restore 30 percent of electricity supplies to provinces in Damascus and the south of Syria after a recent “terrorist” attack, state news agency SANA said Sunday.

“The [Electricity] Ministry has taken exceptional steps to secure 30 percent of the needs of the southern region through alternative sources,” a source from the ministry was quoted by SANA as saying.

A rebel attack on a power station in the extreme south of the country late last month was responsible for the disruption.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 12, 2014, on page 8.




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