A series of explosions were reported at an ammunition depot in Reyhanli (Hatay province) near the Syrian border in the early morning (local time) on Friday, August 9. Once a fire broke out, officials cordoned off the area, as well as several surrounding roads. No injuries were reported, though families in the surrounding areas were evacuated. As of publication the cause for the explosion was unknown.
Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.
Individuals in Reyhanli are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.
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