Armed terrorists targeted the 12 inches pipeline that transfers oil from al-Tank field of al-Furat Petroleum Company to Alti-Two Station, SANA reported on Saturday.

The attack caused the loss of 2000 barrels of oil, despite oil pumping suspension by the company.

Calm has returned to most parts of Syria since a ceasefire, brokered by the UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan was announced on April 12, although there have been reports of sporadic clashes in some parts of the country with Damascus accusing armed groups of violating the truce by continuing attacks on government forces.

Opposition figures have been claiming the army has killed a number of civilians since the ceasefire took effect last Thursday.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011 and many people, including security forces, have been killed in the unrest.