Late on June 21, a large ammo depot of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northeastern al-Hasakah exploded.
The ammo depot, which is located in the vicinity of the town of Rmelan, exploded for unknown reasons. Shrapnel and debris from the explosion fell on nearby areas. However, no casualties have been reported so far.
Some opposition activists claimed that the explosion was the result of a Turkish airstrike, while local sources said that an accident caused the explosion at the ammo depot.
The SDF and its main backer, the U.S.-led coalition, are yet to release a statement explaining what exactly happened at the ammo depot.
The U.S.-led coalition supplies the SDF with weapons and ammunition on a regular basis. Turkey demanded the U.S. to halt arms shipments to the Kurdish-led group on several occasion in the past. However, this has never happened.