BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – A massive fire has broken out at the Mezzeh Airbase in Damascus this evening, a source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar.

According to the source, the reason for the fire is still unknown at this time, but local civil defense teams are working to put out the flames.

The source said it is not related to any enemy attacks.

During the Summer months, it is not uncommon for Syrian military ammo depots to explode due to the high temperatures.

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Same thing EVERY year… Don’t they still know such places need air conditioning?

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DBS, I am sure they know but probably cannot afford to install in each & every weapons storage areas due to so many severe restrictions imposed on Syria by US & EU and with so many other areas where their scarce funds have to be allocated.

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Don’t exaggerate : Chinese have very cheap air conditioning systems and when you know the cost of ammos, with a single depot lost, you would have made all serious depots enough cold to set up ice cream factories in each. (well, OK, better not lite-on a cigarette at work…)

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SAA is moving from middle to bad to worst.

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Hey common, be fair to SAA. It could also be due to sabotage too..there is no end to Jihadis outside as well as inside.

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You know, 18 years ago, there was a sodium dichloroisocyanurate and ammonium nitrate (300t were in the silo which could hold up to 2,000t) mishandling followed by a reaction in one of our fertilizer factories… the blast was equivalent to 20-40t TNT, killed 30 + 1 kid by some steel girder (some were found up to 3km from the factory), wounded 2,500 and shattering the 2 thirds of the windows of the city of Toulouse (482k inhabitants)… It should never had detonated except that there were train rails where the SDIC fell on the ground where there were traces of… Read more »