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Syrian Military Source Rejects Martyrdom of Iranian Advisors in Hama

21 May 2018 23:01

 

 A Syrian military source dismissed an Arab media report claiming that the Iranian military advisors have been killed in the Friday afternoon blast at Hama airbase.

“This report is completely false and no military advisor is present at Hama airbase with us,” a military source at the Operations Room of Syria’s Allies was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Elam al-Harbi on Sunday.

“There is no Iranian or non-Iranian (arms) cache and military base at the airbase either,” he added.

On May 18, 2018, a series of explosions ripped through the Syrian Arab Air Force’s Hama military airport.

Syrian sources have told media outlets, including Russia’s state-run news agency Sputnik and Lebanon’s el-Nashra TV, that the explosions were the result of a “technical malfunction” that caused a fire, which subsequently spread through a large portion of the base.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights also indicated that the explosions were accidental and that there had been five in total.

Yet Sky News Arabic claimed that several Iranians had been killed in the incident.

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