Blasts rock Syria’s Tartus in attack blamed on Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Syrian media outlets report a blast in the Tartus area in the northwestern part of the country.

Footage posted to social media show smoke rising from the area.

There is no immediate comment from Syrian authorities on the cause of the explosion.

Unverified reports in the country suggested the blast was caused by an alleged Israeli airstrike.

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