Opposition Attacks a Phosphate Train in Hama Province

A train carrying phosphate was derailed, while hostile projectiles were downed in the northwestern city of Masyaf in Hama reports Daily Sabah.

On Sunday, Syrian air defenses thwarted hostile targets in the northwestern city of Masyaf in Hama Governorate, Assad regime-linked TV reported.

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

Regime-linked media said explosions heard in Masyaf were a result of shells launched by rebel groups in the western countryside of Hama. 

A cargo train was also targeted and derailed by a “terrorist” attack several hours earlier as it carried phosphate through central Syria, the regime’s transport ministry said. 

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

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the incident, saying a bomb placed by “unknown people” on a stretch of track east of Palmyra had exploded as the train passed.

The blast put the train “entirely out of service,” the Britain-based war monitor added.


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