Syrian state TV reports blast north of government-controlled Latakia

Published: 5:55 PM, July 16, 2017
Updated: 6:20 PM, July 16, 2017

AMMAN - 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.

(This version of the story corrects the day to Sunday) REUTERS