BFF-27 Ammunition depot explodes in Syrian capital: state media





Ammunition depot explodes in Syrian capital: state media

DAMASCUS, June 15, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – An ammunition depot in Damascus
exploded Saturday, state media reported, prompting a blast heard by an AFP
journalist in the Syrian capital.

“An ammunition depot for the Syrian army in western Damascus exploded
after a fire in nearby fields started spreading,” state news agency SANA
said, citing a military source.

The ammunition depot was located in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar, a
western suburb, SANA reported.

The explosion wounded eight pro-government fighters, according to the
Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.

The Syrian capital has been relatively calm since regime forces recaptured
the Eastern Ghouta suburbs from rebel forces last year.

However, strikes by Syria’s rival Israel continue to target military
installations around the capital.

More than 370,000 people have been killed in Syria’s war since it erupted
in 2011 with a violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

BSS/AFP/FI/ 2258 hrs