An Ammunition Depot of Al-Nusra Exploded in Idlib Countryside, Syria

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An ammunition depot belonging to the militants of the “al-Nusra” front exploded in the vicinity of “Ma’arat al-Ikhwan” town, northern countryside of Idlib, resulting in killing and injuring a number of militants who were inside and around the scene. The targeted depot is one of  Al-Nusra’s largest depots in Idlib countryside.

The information about the reason for the explosion is contradictory, as the sources suggested that it was due to “an IED planted by unknown armed men inside the depot.”

Months ago, ​​Jabal Al-Zawiya in Idlib countryside had a similar explosion of weapons and ammunition depot belonging to the “Turkistan Islamic Party” militants in the village of Al-Taybat, west of Jisr Al-Shughur city, which resulted in killing 6 militants. The armed groups’ websites claimed that the explosion was due to the poor storage of ammunition.

The northern countryside of Aleppo also had an explosion of a weapons depot belonging to one of the Turkish-backed armed factions in the vicinity of Azaz about a month ago, and it was due to a huge fire that broke out in the adjacent Bab al-Salama camp and extended to reach the depot.‌‌