Explosion hits ‘military zone’ in Damascus: state media

The source of the explosion was not immediately clear. (AFP/File photo)
Updated 16 June 2019
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Explosion hits ‘military zone’ in Damascus: state media

DAMASCUS: An explosion hit a military zone in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, state media reported.
"The blast heard in Damascus is a result of an explosion in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar", a western suburb, state news agency SANA said.
The source of the explosion was not immediately clear.

 


Libyan warplane makes emergency landing on road in southern Tunisia

Updated 1 min 37 sec ago
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Libyan warplane makes emergency landing on road in southern Tunisia

  • The pilot said he was forced to land because his L-39 warplane was damaged
  • Government of National Accord said the plane does not belong to them

TUNIS: A Libyan warplane made an emergency landing on a road in the southern Tunisian town of Beni Khadash on Monday and its pilot has been detained, according to Tunisia’s state news agency TAP.
The Tunisian Ministry of Defense said the pilot informed the authorities that he was forced to make the landing due to damage to his plane.
Tunisia’s air force prepared to intercept the L-39 warplane but it landed before it could be reached, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Forces allied to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) denied the warplane was one of theirs.
Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), which is allied to a rival administration in eastern Libya and which mounted an offensive on Tripoli in early April, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Witnesses said the plane had landed on a road and been surrounded by civilian vehicles stopping to watch.