(JP) – Loud explosions were heard near the Aleppo Nayrab Airbase in Syria, Syrian media reported on Wednesday night. The source of the explosions is unknown at the time of this report, Walla reported. Early reports suggest that ammunition warehouse were struck, it is unclear at this point if Syrian air defenses were engaged or not.

Syrian state media claimed air defenses were confronting Israeli air strikes and defending targets. Ten people died and the city of Aleppo in Syria is in chaos due to the Israeli strike, the Syrian Human Rights Center reported on Thursday, Maariv reported. The report is in contrast to official Syrian media reports that suggest Syrian air defenses defended the area. READ MORE

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