Loud bang heard in Damascus amid operation to clear explosives

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - A loud blast heard in the Syrian capital was the result of an operation to clear stray explosives in an area of the Damascus countryside, state news agency SANA said on Saturday.

The agency made the statement after a loud bang was heard in Damascus.

(Reporting By Kinda Makieh, writing By Maha El Dahan, Editing by Alex Richardson)