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Explosion in Damascus (illustration image)

The Syrian opposition news agency Orient Net on Tuesday reported an explosion in warehouses used by the Iranian militias fighting for the Assad regime, near the Dara-Damascus highway.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it is not yet clear who is behind the explosion. The Observatory noted that in recent weeks there have been several attacks on arms depots belonging to the Iranian and Hezbollah militias which were attributed to Israel.

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A week ago, Syrian State TV reported an Israeli attack near the Damascus airport, and a Syrian human rights organization said at the time that two rockets had been fired at Hezbollah arms depots near the airport. According to that report, the rockets attack destroyed an entire shipment of Iranian missiles recently sent from Tehran, and all the anti-aircraft systems deployed in the area over the past month were bombed.

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