Explosion at Yemen weapons depot kills 10

Updated 07 February 2013
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Explosion at Yemen weapons depot kills 10

SANA, Yemen: A Yemeni military official says an explosion at a military weapons depot in northern Yemen has killed 10 civilians and soldiers.
The blast took place in the city of Abss, some 170 kilometers (106 miles) north of Sanaa, the official said.
Among the dead were two children and five soldiers, according to the official. He also said that shrapnel hit a nearby village, demolishing parts of three houses and injuring at least seven people.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
It is not clear what caused the explosion, but similar incidents have taken place before when thieves have attempted to steal weapons from military stockpiles.


Syrian Observatory: Daesh fighters leaving last Damascus enclave

Updated 20 May 2018
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Syrian Observatory: Daesh fighters leaving last Damascus enclave

BEIRUT: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a group of Daesh fighters had been evacuated from the last insurgent enclave near Damascus on Sunday in a withdrawal that will restore state control over the area.
On Saturday, a Syrian military source denied that any agreement had been reached between the Syrian army and the Daesh militants who have been holed up in the enclave centered around the Yarmouk Camp south of the capital.
Syrian state media made no mention of a withdrawal by Daesh fighters on Sunday.