Explosions Reported in Syrian, Iranian Weapons Depots in Southern Syria

Explosions reportedly emanating from weapons' facilities in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which was heavily bombarded by the Assad regime last week

Smoke rises above a rebel-held town east of the city of Daraa during airstrikes by Syrian regime forces on June 30, 2018.
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Explosions were heard in weapons depots belonging to the Syrian regime in Syria and Iranian militias, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday afternoon. 

The explosions were heard in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.

Last week thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing bombardments by the Bashar Assad regime in southern Syria headed in the direction of the Jordanian border and Israeli borders. A United Nations report put the number of those heading towards Jordan at 270,000.

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In response to the crisis, the Jordanian government issued a statement saying that it would block entry to all Syrian refugees coming from Daraa to the Syria-Jordan border.

The Israeli army said last week that it transferred overnight humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees and to those currently living in makeshift encampments not far from the border with Israel.

The shipment was made to camps in the south and center of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.