August 12, 2008
Russia Bombed Baku-Supsa Oil Pipeline, No Damage Done – Georgian TV
Georgian Rustavi-2 TV has said that a Russian aircraft has attacked the Baku-Supsa oil pipeline but failed to cause any damage to the pipeline itself.
Shengeli Peranidze, captioned as the head of the Kvemo Kartli region directorate for the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline, told Rustavi-2 TV that at about 1230 (0830 gmt) on 12 August a Russian aircraft dropped three bombs of which one failed to explode. He said bombs fell near the pipeline and didn't cause any damage to it. Video showed smouldering debris.The Baku-Supsa pipeline carries oil to the Supsa terminal on Georgia's Black Sea coast. Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline is a major pipeline carrying oil to Turkey via Georgia.
Originally published by Rustavi-2 TV, Tbilisi, in Georgian 1300 12 Aug 08.
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