A massive explosion at a Syrian airbase killed at least 31 soldiers and paramilitary fighters on Saturday, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syrian official news agency SANA reported that the blast, at the Shayrat Airbase in central Homs province, was the result of a “technical error during the transport of expired ammunition,” but the report has not been confirmed.

Several high-ranking officers were reportedly among the dead.

In 2017, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Shayrat Airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack by pro-regime troops on the rebel-held town of Khan Shaykhun in which more than 80 people were killed.

According to unconfirmed Syrian media reports, the explosion, at the Shayrat Airbase in the Homs district, was the result of a “technical error.”
Last month, Breaking Israel News reported that Israel hit at least 10 military targets in Syria.

Source: Israel in the News