Suspected Israeli strikes hit Damascus military airport

Suspected Israeli strikes hit Damascus military airport
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02 September, 2018
Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit a military airport in the Syrian capital late on Saturday night.
The suspected Israeli airstrikes hit the military airport [Facebook]

A series of large explosions hit a military airport in the Syrian capital Damascus late on Saturday night, in what is believed to be an Israeli airstrike on the facility.

Regime air defences managed to respond to several missiles believed to be from Israeli jets launched from outside the country’s border, according to the reports.

Images and videos of the explosions at the Mezzeh military airport were shared by activists on social media, showing large plumes of smoke rising from the scene of the attack.

The Syrian government has yet to comment on the attacks and no group has claimed responsibility.

In January, similar suspected Israeli airstrikes hit the military airport in the Syrian capital.

The Syrian army accused Israel of the assault and warned Tel Aviv of the repercussions of what it said was a "flagrant" attack.

The army said several rockets were fired from northern Israel just after midnight which landed in the compound of the airport, Syrian state media reported.

Another Israeli strike on the same airport was reported in December, which coincided with attacks on several Hizballah positions on the outskirts of Damascus.

The Mezzeh airport is an important military installation used by a Syria's elite Republican Guards.