Explosions heard in Damascus close to military base

July 18, 2012 15:43

BEIRUT - Five explosions were heard on Wednesday near the northwestern Damascus district of Muhajireen, close to the base of the Fourth Armoured Division that is led by President Bashar Assad's brother Maher, residents said.

It was not clear whether those forces were being targeted.

Syria's information minister denied on state television that any explosion had occurred at the base.

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