The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Having sustained considerable damage following violent explosion | Iranian-backed militias rehabilitate missile depot in Deir Ezzor city, amid growing public anger

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that Iranian-backed militias started rehabilitation of a missiles and ammunitions warehouse in Al-Hemaydiyah neighbourhood in Deir Ezzor city. The warehouse, which is affiliated to Iranian-backed militias, witnessed a violent explosion on March 8, which killed seven people: three Syrians, three non-Syrians and an unidentified man.


According to SOHR sources, many families living near the warehouse evacuated their houses, fearing renewed attacks, amid a growing public anger over the presence of a warehouse containing missiles and weapons in the residential neighbourhood.


On March 10, SOHR sources reported that Iranian-backed militias imposed more strict security procedures in their posts in Deir Ezzor city, following the explosion, which took place in a weapons and ammunitions warehouse affiliated to those militias in Al-Hemaydiyah neighbourhood in the city on two days earlier.