According to the report, the explosion occurred in a military area. Meanwhile, social media users have posted photos of black smoke over the Dummar district of the city, located in north-western Damascus.
إنفجار مخزن أسلحة في مشروع دمر #دمشق، والانباء الأولية تتحدث عن سقوط صاروخ pic.twitter.com/0K9U4Ns74z— ربيع (@rabiih) June 15, 2019
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الصوت الذي سمع صداه في دمشق ناتج عن انفجار في منطقة عسكرية بمشروع دمر pic.twitter.com/GdEtuPKrLM
عاجل | تلفزيون #النظام_السوري: انفجار في منطقة عسكرية بمشروع #دمر غربي العاصمة #دمشق pic.twitter.com/yakEeIMGFI
RTStored ammo explosions or something else?
A large explosion has hit a military zone in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian state TV reported. Following the initial report, pictures surfaced on social media claiming to show the aftermath of the blast. The explosion was reported around 6pm local time on Saturday. Shortly afterwards, residents reported hearing a second blast in the same area.
The explosion reportedly took place in Dummar, to the west of Damascus. State TV said that the area hit was a military zone, and that the blast was caused by wildfires burning nearby. Further reports suggest that these fires could have ignited ammunition stored in the military zonePics from explosion pic.twitter.com/T2asvhkLMj— Ali (@CoolHuh_) June 15, 2019