Huge explosions in Baghdad
Breaking News from Omar at Pajamas Media.
Massive explosions in Baghdad: “Over the past 90 minutes or so, massive explosions could be heard in Baghdad and actually I’m hearing more of them while I’m typing. … I went up to the roof to see if anything could be seen from there and I was able to see several flashes coming from the south, south-west side of the city. Using the simple method of measuring the lag between seeing the flash and hearing the sound I figured out the explosions are taking place somewhere in the area between Karrada and Dora, yet the explosions are very loud that they can be heard in the northern parts of Baghdad! … Reuters says the explosions were caused by a fire that broke out at “an ammunition dump at a U.S. base in southern Baghdad” apparently in the Dora district of Baghdad.” (Iraq the Model)
Update: I am hearing from Omar the explosions were "just huge". Could be an ammo dump, as Reuters suggests. Confirmed by FNC to be FOB Falcon. Base being evacuated. Omar reports explosions ongoing every 5 to 10 seconds. 14:52 PDT
Omar reports explosions declining in intensity and frequency. (15:12 PDT)
"It's almost over now...explosions are much less frequent now that the last one was about 10 minutes ago" (16:24 PDT)