The Syrian government reported a nationwide power outage Thursday — the latest electricity problem in a country that has seen frequent outages during a five-year war involving the regime, rebels and terror groups.

Electrical workers determined the cause and began restoring power to some places by late Thursday afternoon, the Syrian Ministry of Electricity said without detailing what had gone wrong.

It wasn’t clear how many people the outage affected as many cities outside of the regime’s control don’t get service from the government-run power grid. ISIS and other militants groups control large parts of the country, and many cities in these areas use fuel-powered generators for electricity.

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