Blast at Syrian Explosives Depot Kills 15 Soldiers

An explosion at an ordnance depot in northern Syria killed at least 15 soldiers Thursday and wounded 50 others, the state news agency said.

The SANA news agency said the blast was caused when high summer temperatures set off high-explosive materials at the depot, adding that the explosion was "not the result of sabotage."

The depot belonged to a military unit in Musalmiya, the agency said.