נזק במתחם המכולות בנמל לטקיה לאחר הפיצוץ
Syrian state media shows fire at Latakia port
The fire at the port of Latakia

Syria says fires put out at Latakia's port after Israeli 'aggression'

Syrian state television says 5 explosions rocked the port's container yard; port is main harbor through which food and crucial supplies flow into the war-torn country, and is close to Russia's main airbase of Hmeimim

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Published: 12.07.21, 08:03
Fires caused by Israeli "aggression" at Syria's port of Latakia on Tuesday have been extinguished, although they left material damage and the status of any casualties was unclear, state media said.
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  • Five explosions rocked the city after the Israeli "aggression" hit the port's container yard, sending fire trucks racing to the site, Syrian state television said. Images posted by SANA showed flames and smoke in the container area and a fire truck at the scene.
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     מתחם המכולות בלטקיה עולה באש אחרי התקיפה של ישראל בסוריה
     מתחם המכולות בלטקיה עולה באש אחרי התקיפה של ישראל בסוריה
    The fire at the port of Latakia
    The Israeli military does not comment on foreign reports, a military spokesman said.
    Ismail Hilal, the governor of Latakia, said fire fighters had put out the flames and were working to cool the site, SANA reported.
    Latakia city, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, is its main port. Russia, which has been Assad's most powerful ally during the war, operates an air base some 20 km (12 miles) away at Hmeimim in Latakia province.
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    Syrian state media shows fire at Latakia port
    Israel has mounted frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, have deployed over the last decade to support President Bashar al-Assad.
    Israel has said repeatedly it will not allow neighboring Syria to become a launchpad for its foe Iran.
    On November 24, an alleged Israeli missile strike in the west of Homs province killed five people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
    Explosions at the port of Latakia
    In two separate alleged Israeli attacks in October, five pro-Iranian militiamen were killed near the Syrian capital Damascus while nine pro-government fighters were killed near the T4 airbase east of Palmyra in central Syria, the Britain-based war monitor said.
    The Mediterranean port of Latakia is the main port through which food and other crucial supplies flow into war-torn Syria, and is close to Russia's main airbase of Hmeimim.
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