Several killed, injured in ammunition depot blast in Syria

TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) – News sources on Thursday reported that following an explosion that broke out in an ammunition depot in Syria's Idlib, 6 people were killed and wounded.

A large fire broke out in the Babisqa area near the Syrian-Turkish border on the northern outskirts of Idlib when an ammunition depot belonging to a group called Faylaq al-Sham exploded, Al Mayadeen reported.

Two Faylaq al-Sham elements were killed and four civilians were injured in the blast.

A 12-year-old girl was also killed after a refugee camp in the area was set on fire as a result of the blast, according to the reports.

The news sources added that 45 of the refugees' tents caught fire too.

A military source affiliated with the Syrian opposition said the blast was caused by an unidentified drone attack on the ammunition depot, but other military sources said the blast occurred as a vehicle was transferring artillery shells from there.

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