Thursday, April 30, 2015

Islamic State bomb factory explodes, 25 jihadists die

Another welcome case of premature detonation.

From Middle East Eye April 30

Blast at explosives factory in Syria kills 25 IS fighters, says monitor

Twenty-five fighters from the Islamic State group were killed when a powerful blast rocked an explosives manufacturing plant in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a Syria monitor said late Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear whether the explosion was accidental or the result of a missile strike, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"A strong explosion took place this evening in an IS explosives factory in the town of Al–Mayadeen in the province of Deir Ezzor," the monitoring group said.

"Several other explosions followed, shaking the whole town. Twenty-five IS fighters were killed, around 20 others were injured," it added....

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