The commander of Al-Wattiya airbase, Emhemed Al-Sharif, said the military engineers had destroyed old ammunition in the vicinity of the airbase, adding that the sound heard in the area is coming from this process.

The commander added that destroying explosive remnants of war (ERW) will take a few days as the quantity of the ERW is massive.

A number of residents near the airbase of Al-Wattiya reported hearing explosions in the airbase vicinity since Monday noon.