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Military Targets in Syria Hit by Missiles

There have been unconfirmed reports of injuries  and fatalities as a result of the reported strikes.There have been unconfirmed reports of injuries  and fatalities as a result of the reported strikes.

Powerful explosions have been heard in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces, the Syrian state news agency reports. It says military bases there were hit by rockets launched by an unspecified enemy.

The attacks were reported by Syria’s Sana news agency on Sunday evening. Citing a military source, it said that “a new aggression with hostile missiles” took place at around 10:30 p.m. local time, targeting military positions in the villages of Hama and Aleppo, RT reported.

A Syrian law enforcement source told RIA Novosti that the army’s munitions depots were hit, in what was most likely an airstrike.

The source said one of the targeted military sites was a munitions depot belonging to the Syrian Army’s 47th Brigade. A fire at the depot broke out as a result of the attack, he said. Another target was reportedly a munitions depot to the east of Aleppo, in northern Syria, located between Al-Malikiyah and Al-Nayrab airports.

There have been unconfirmed reports of injuries and fatalities as a result of the reported strike. Sky News Arabia reported, citing rebel sources, that over 40 people might have been killed.

Videos posted online, allegedly from the scene of one of the strikes, show a massive explosion that lights up the skyline.

The explosions at the Hama depot lasted for over an hour and a half, spreading to the nearby area and forcing some of the residents to flee their homes, Sky News reported, citing sources.

Earlier this month, Israeli jets crossed into Lebanon’s airspace to carry out an airstrike on Syria’s T-4 airbase near Homs. Two Israeli warplanes fired eight guided missiles, five of which were shot down by Syria’s air defenses, according to the Russian military.

When asked about the latest attacks, the Israeli military neither denied nor confirmed its involvement. Contacted by RIA Novosti, the Israeli army press spokesperson said she would not comment on the issue.

 

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