On May 20, an unnamed source of Syria’s allies operations room, that’s run by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), told the Hezbollah media wing in Syria that no Iranian personnel were killed in explosions, which rocked the Hama airbase on May 18. The source also revealed that the IRGC and its forces don’t have any ammo depots, positions or units in the airbase.
Several Syrian opposition sources have claimed that the explosions in Hama airbase were caused by an Israeli airstrike that targeted Iranian forces and missiles in the base. Later, a new radical group known as “Saraya al-Jihad” claimed responsibility for the explosions and said that over fifty persons were killed.
However, a military source from the Hama airbase revealed to SouthFront that the explosions were caused by a fire, which was set up by local farmers near the base. The source also confirmed that no one was killed in the incident.
Syrian pro-government activists believe that the claims about an attack on Hama airbase weather by Israel or a radical group are nothing more than a propaganda stunt, which is aimed at raising the morale of the Syrian opposition.