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Explosion Hit Syrian Port Hosting Russian Naval Base (Video)

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Early on November 29, an explosion was heard in Syria’s Tartus port where a large base of the Russian Navy is located. 

The Syrian Arab News Agency said a fire erupted at the port’s grain silos, which are located less than 900 meters away from the Russian naval base. The fire, was confined to the silo’s headhouse, started when port workers were unloading a shipment of wheat.

“Six workers in the silo suffered burns of various degrees and were transported to the al-Bassel Hospital in Tartus,” General Director of Syrian Grain, Youssef Kassem, said in a statement. “The fire was completely extinguished and no grain of wheat was lost.”

According to Kassem, the fire caused some material damage to the silo’s headhouse and its electrical network. Work to repair the damage is undergoing.

The Syrian News TV said overpressure at the port’s wheat cleaning machine was behind the small explosion, which in return caused the fire at the grain silos.

Last year, Russia’s Stroytransgaz was awarded a contract to operate Tartus port for 49 years. The company is planning to invest $500 million to develop the ageing port. The development will benefit the naval base, which was leased to the Russian Navy in 2017 for 49 years too.

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10 comments

  1. HiaNd says:

    Through this impotent attempt Zio-Jihad Rats are showing that Russian bombings are hurting them so they need revenge badly.

    1. paolinks says:

      Attack? Maybe it has been an accident. They happen sometimes.

  2. Dick Von Dast'Ard says:

    Hardly Beirut.

  3. verner says:

    embedded jews pretending to be syrians of course – netanyahu really needs to get the war going. these embedded jews in syria, iran, iraq, turkey and lebanon really must be located and made short shrift of, before they deal with the prime lamppost candidate – netanyahu.

  4. cechas vodobenikov says:

    accidents do occur—2/3 of all nuclear accidents have occurred in USA

    1. Cromwell says:

      Well we need a big accident at Al Tanf.

      1. verner says:

        nah we need a bigger one in tel aviv, a mega one for starters.

  5. jm74 says:

    Coincidence or not but this incident reminds one of what occurred in Lebanon and that points the finger at israel.

  6. James says:

    Yeah, it looks like an accident to me. When you get clouds of dust such as at saw mill or a grain silo in this case, they are very susceptible to explosion because of the organic material. I’ve had the same at my work where the silo was overfilled, the hose popped off the truck unloading, and the result was an enormous cloud of dust.

  7. Willing Conscience (The Truths says:

    Russia’s most important and vital asset in Syria, I hope there’s no warehouses filled with fertilizer anywhere near the Russian naval base, because after the Lebanon explosion I never think of ports as safe places anymore.

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