Syria: Possible Attack on Damascus International Airport
Isreal has now bought in to the mess that is Syria backing the ISIS lead rebels against the current regime.
Several large explosions have reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Damascus airport, triggering a large fire, according to Syrian media.
Witnesses shared photos and videos showing the blasts and burning fuel or gas, claiming that the incident took place near Damascus International Airport.
According to “senior” Syrian rebel sources who spoke to Reuters, the blasts allegedly struck an ammunition warehouse “used by Iranian-backed forces.” At least five explosions were reported, although it was not clear if they were caused by a missile or an airstrike.
Reuters also reported that:
The depot handles a significant amount of weapons that Tehran, a major regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sends regularly by air, the source who requested anonymity said, without giving further details.
The source said the arms depot gets a major part of the weapons supplied to an array of Iranian backed militias, led by Hezbollah, which have thousands of fighters engaged in some of the toughest fronts against Syrian rebels.
The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the explosion early Thursday was heard across the capital, jolting residents awake. He says the explosion is reported to have occurred near the Damascus airport road.
Activist-operated Diary of a Mortar, which reports from Damascus, says the explosion near the airport road was followed by flames rising above the area. A pro-government site Damascus Now says the explosion was near the city’s Seventh Bridge, which leads to the airport road.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday while on a visit to Moscow that Israel “will not allow Iranian and Hezbollah forces to be amassed on the Golan Heights border.”