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Explosion heard at Iranian base south of Damascus: reports

A massive fireball seen after an alleged missile attack against a Syrian army arms depot in Hama, April 30, 2018
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Heavy explosions were heard at an Iranian-operated base south of Damascus early Sunday morning, according to a report by Sky News Arabia.

Sky News said that the blasts occurred at an Iranian electronic warfare facility.

However, there was no official confirmation of the explosion and it was unclear what was the cause of the blast but no injuries or damage was reported.

According to the report, locals said they heard powerful explosions in the area of Najjah where a military academy is said to be located.

The explosion comes days after another mysterious explosion that tore through weapons and fuel depots at a military airport in Syria's Hamas province, killing 28 people. Noone was yet to claim responsibility for the strike but suspicions were directed towards Israel.

Tensions are high in Syria after several Israeli strikes in recent weeks on regime positions, as well as military installations reportedly used by Iran.

The latest wave came in the early hours of May 10, when Israel carried out dozens of raids against what it said were "Iranian" targets in Syria.

Israel has repeatedly threatened to act if Iran developed an entrenched military presence in southern Syria, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

(This is a developing story)



great news.. whoever or whatever caused the explosions...

Good job who ever did this.

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