Israeli airstrikes have hit targets near Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas near the Lebanon border, Syrian state TV reports. “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. The town of Dimas is located northwest of Damascus near the border with Lebanon. A spokesman for Israel Defense Forces told Reuters he would “not relate to the foreign reports.” The Israeli Air Force has carried out several airstrikes in Syria since the beginning of the civil war there. The Israelis targeted what they claimed were sophisticated weapons systems destined for Damascus’ ally, the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon.