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Military official dismisses attack on airport in Damascus

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Damascus, Sept 2, IRNA -- The accident in Mezzeh airbase was an explosion that happened in the ammunition depot, a senior Iranian military official told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.

'The explosion heard in Damascus was due the short circuit that happened in the ammunition depot,' said the official speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Dismissing the rumors on the social media about Maher al-Assad, Syrian President's brother, who is also the commander of the Republican Guard, to have been injured in the incident, he said, 'There was no reason for him to be present in the ammunition depot; it is not true.'

Social media activists claimed that in the explosion Maher al-Assad, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's brother had been injured in the incident.


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