Wildfire in Damascus Warehouse Causes Massive Explosion, State Media Reports

Syrian media cites a military source as saying that the fire reached a munitions storage facility in the capital's west

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Jack Khoury
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FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, February 27, 2018.
FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, February 27, 2018. Credit: \ BASSAM KHABIEH/ REUTERS
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Jack Khoury

An explosion was heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syrian state TV said on Saturday.

According to State TV, the blast occured in an undisclosed military area in Dummar, west of the capital. 

Purported image of the blast in DamascusCredit: Qalaat Al Mudiq / Twitter

Other reports quote a military source, who said the explosion, which took place in an army weapons warehouse, was caused by a spreading wildfire rather than a deliberate attack. 

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