Huge pipeline fire controlled in northern Lebanon

– Lebanese civil defense teams and army on Saturday controlled a large fire in northern Lebanon that was caused by leaked oil from the punctured pipeline running from Iraq to Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

It added that the oil is still leaking from the pipelines, which may cause new fire.

Several holes were punctured by unidentified persons late Friday night in the Kirkuk-Tripoli oil pipeline in Akkar, northern Lebanon, it noted.

The report did not identify motives behind the incident, but the same incident had taken place in January when unidentified people punctured the Iraqi fuel transport pipeline that crosses the town of Abboudieh reaching Beddawi refinery with the aim of stealing fuel.