Syrian Air Defense Thwarts Hostile Fire near Hama

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian air defenses thwarted "hostile" fire in the northwestern city of Masyaf in the Arab country's Hama governorate.

Syrian Air Defense Thwarts Hostile Fire near Hama

According to SANA, explosions heard in Masyaf were a result of shells launched by anti-government militants in the western countryside of Hama.

The city of Masyaf is known to be one of the places where the Russian air defense system S-300 is deployed.

The explosions came a few hours after a cargo train carrying phosphate through central Syria was targeted and derailed by a "terrorist" attack, the Syrian transport ministry announced.

The train's crew suffered "various injuries" when it came off the tracks in Homs province, spilling the loads from two cars and starting a fire, it said.

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