Explosions heard near Syria's Mediterranean port city of Latakia: state media

AMMAN (Reuters) - A series of explosions were heard near the Syria coastal city of Latakia along the Mediterranean coast, state media said.

It was not clear what was the source, state television said.

Israel has in recent months stepped up its aerial strikes on targets across Syria where Iranian-backed militias have a presence.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Himani Sarkar)