July 16, 2017 / 9:50 AM / 6 days ago

Syrian state TV reports blast north of government-controlled Latakia

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AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian state television reported a "terrorist explosion" north of the government-held coastal city of Latakia on Sunday and cited reports of casualties.

The blast took place in Ras Shamra, a town about 12 km (7 miles) north of the city, state television said. It gave no further details.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Louise Ireland

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