Syria (Sputnik) – A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported.
According to the Al Mayadeen television channel, an explosion occurred on Thursday morning in vicinity of Damascus International Airport, causing a fire.
The reasons behind the incident are unknown. The airport is reported to be used for civilian and military fights.
The footage of the explosion emerged on social media, with reports suggesting that the incident was caused by Israel’s Air Forces.
URGENT: Footage emerged of burning fuel or gas at Damascus International Airport, with some reports pointing to a possible Israeli airstrike pic.twitter.com/nhJhJfffrk
— Press TV (@PressTV) April 27, 2017
Lebanese pro-Hezbollah TV channel al-Manar said that the fire started at the fuel depot as a result of an Israeli airstrike.
Reuters said citing a regional intelligence sources that the alleged Israeli airstrike hit Hezbollah’s arms depot in the airport where Iran operates an air corridor for supplying allies in Syria.
— breaking-news (@UrgentNews5) April 27, 2017
There has been no official confirmation from Israeli or Syrian authorities.
This report prepared by Sputnik