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‘Enemy rockets’ hit Syrian bases causing blasts so huge they register as a 2.6-magnitude earthquake

The Syrian government said its territory has been hit by ‘enemy rockets’ during ‘new aggression’ last night.  

The country’s army said rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside, according to state television.

In a news flash, state television said the missile attacks took place at 10.30pm

‘Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,’ an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating.

Earlier, state television said successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause.

The country’s army said rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside, state television said. Pictured: A still from a video thought to show the strikes

'Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,' an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating 

‘Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,’ an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating 

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded a 2.60-magnitude earthquake in the area after the huge blast.

An opposition source said one of the locations hit was an army base known as Brigade 47 near Hama city, widely known as a recruitment centre for Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias who fight alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria through activists on the ground, reported loud explosions in the Hama countryside and Aleppo province resulting from missiles targeting a base of the 47th Brigade in Hama that houses Syrian government and allied Iranian forces. 

It also reported missiles hitting positions near the Nairab air base and Aleppo airport. It said the source of the missiles was not immediately known, and had no information on casualties. 

An intelligence source who closely follows Syria said it appeared that multiple missile strikes hit several command centers for Iranian-backed militias and there were dozens of injuries and deaths.

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said.

Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the allegations.

Israel in the course of the conflict has hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria, targeting mainly Lebanese Shi’ite militia Hezbollah’s arms convoys in and out of Syria and its supply lines.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this month his country will continue ‘to move against Iran in Syria.’

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said

Israel in the course of the conflict has hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria, targeting mainly Lebanese Shi'ite militia Hezbollah's arms convoys in and out of Syria and its supply lines

Israel in the course of the conflict has hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria, targeting mainly Lebanese Shi’ite militia Hezbollah’s arms convoys in and out of Syria and its supply lines

Earlier this month, the New York Times, quoting an unnamed Israeli military source, reported that Israel struck a Syrian air base that Tehran used. Iran’s Tansim news agency said seven Iranian personnel were killed in the attack.

The strike on an air base brought warnings from Tehran it would retaliate. Israel has said Iran was expanding its influence in a belt of territory that stretches from the Iraqi border to the Lebanese border, where Israel says Iran supplies Hezbollah with arms.

Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias have a large military presence in Syria and are well entrenched in central and eastern areas near the Iraqi border. 



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