World News Briefs -- March 28, 2019

Al Jazeera: Syrian military: Israeli air attack targeted Aleppo

Syrian opposition sources say ammunition depot belonging to Iranian militias directly hit by Israeli air attack.

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the attack hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.

"The Israeli aggression targeted some positions in Sheikh Najjar industrial zone and a number of enemy missiles were brought down," an army statement said.

There was no immediate comment from Israel.

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