BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – Minutes ago, a massive explosion reportedly rocked Jableh in southern Latakia, marking the first time in several months this coastal city has been the target of a terrorist attack.
According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Latakia, the explosion took place at the Municipal Football Stadium in one of Jableh’s most popular districts.
The explosion near the Municipal Football Stadium was a result of a car bomb placed by an unknown group, the field correspondent added.
Several casualties have been reported; however, the death toll is still unknown at this time.
Jableh is located near Russian military’s primary base (Hmaymim Military Airport) in Syria.