TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Syrian air defenses thwarted “hostile” fire in the northwestern city of Masyaf in the Arab country’s Hama governorate.

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According to SANA, explosions heard in Masyaf were a result of shells launched by anti-government militants in the western countryside of Hama.

The city of Masyaf is known to be one of the places where the Russian air defense system S-300 is deployed.

The explosions came a few hours after a cargo train carrying phosphate through central Syria was targeted and derailed by a “terrorist” attack, the Syrian transport ministry announced.

The train’s crew suffered “various injuries” when it came off the tracks in Homs province, spilling the loads from two cars and starting a fire, it said.