Explosions in Assad’s Military Academy
A large explosion shook the neighborhood of Hamdaniyah in West Aleppo,the explosion was the result of a terrorist attack with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).Providing an opportunity to take acloser look into the incident. Footage from the scene, together with satellite imagery, suggested that the SANA conclusion was questionable.The explosion took place on the Military Academy and was larger than a single shot from an RPG. If the reporting was accurate, the RPG shot was extremely accurate and hit something that caused a larger plume of smoke. Given the dense location and difficult access, it remains more likely that something else, like an accident at a munitions warehouse, occurred.This case highlights a continued effort by pro-Assad media to portray local stories, regardless of facts, in a favorable way for the regime as an extension of the prolonged conflict in Syria.
- 12 Oct, 2018
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