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Syrian state media denies blasts were Israeli strikes

By Reuters
02 September 2018   |   11:00 am
Syrian state media say loud blasts from an airbase were from an explosion at an ammunitions dump caused by an electrical problem, but an official in the regional alliance backing Damascus says they were from Israeli strikes.

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