Electricity supply has been gradually
returning in Syria after the government
reported a nationwide power outage due
to technical problems in the main
networks on Friday.
The Ministry of Electricity announced the
start of the gradual return of electricity to
all provinces after it was cut off due to
malfunction in the electrical network, the
state-run SANA news agency reported.
Earlier, the ministry said a malfunction in
the electrical network led to a general
blackout in Syria.
A source at the ministry said
maintenance teams were repairing the
malfunction, SANA reported.
A ministry source reached by dpa did not
specify what was the reason behind the power outage that gripped all the government held areas.
The war torn country has seen frequent outages. Syria’s power infrastructure has been badly damaged during the almost 10-year wat between Syrian government forces loyal to Bashar al- Assad and rebel groups calling for al-Assad’s outster.