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Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit arms depot near Damascus airport

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit arms depot near Damascus airport

Syrian state TV is reporting that Israeli airstrikes have hit targets near Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas near the Lebanon border. Israeli authorities have reportedly refuse to comment.

“The Israeli enemy committed aggression against Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, in all of Dimas and near the Damascus International Airport,” the report said, adding that there were no casualties.

The airstrikes targeted an arms depot, a source in Syrian army’s Joint Staff told Sputnik news agency on Sunday. “The Israeli Air Force have conducted airstrikes on an arms depot, which caused huge blasts near the [Damascus] International Airport,” the source said in a phone conversation.

Residents in the Syrian capital said they heard loud explosions.

According toLebanon’s Al-Manar television, the Israeli jets bombed areas near the smaller airport at Dimas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said that 10 explosions were heard near Dimas, Reuters reported.

Israeli authorities have declined to comment on the involvement of its military in airstrikes on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus earlier on Sunday, reported Sputnik News

“We traditionally do not comment on reports of this kind,” a representative of the Israeli Defense Forces told RIA Novosti.