Many dead in Syria barracks blast | News | Al Jazeera

Many dead in Syria barracks blast

The authorities say the explosion that killed 15 soldiers is not a terrorist act.

    The blast was at a military complex
    near the city of Aleppo



    "An ammunition dump exploded in a barracks at 4:30am (01:30 GMT).  There are deaths and casualties among soldiers," the official said.

    One witness, who declined to be named, said: "The blast was huge. One hospital I went to was filled with injured personnel."

    Most of the injured were treated on the spot from "minor wounds" caused by shattered glass.

    An official at Aleppo University Hospital said the bodies of five dead soldiers and 10 wounded were brought to the facility.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.