Syria says set fires out in the port of Latakia after Israeli ‘aggression’

CAIRO, Dec. 7 (Reuters) – Branden caused by Israeli “aggression” in the port of Syria of Latakia on Tuesday are extinguished, although they left material damage and status of any casualties was unclear, state media said.

Five explosions did the city after the Israeli “aggression” hit port container yard, Busy met to send fire trucks race to the site, Syrian state television said.

the Israeli military does not comment on foreign reports, a military said a spokesperson.

Israel has carried out frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanese Hezbollah, have been deployed over the last decade to support President Bashar al Assad.

The Mediterranean Port of Latakia is the main port through which food and other vital supplies flow to war-torn Syria, and is close to Russia’s main air base of hmm.

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Reporting by Yomna Ehab and Alaa Swilam; Written by Alaa Swilam; Editing by Richard Pullin and Clarence Fernandez

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