Arab news outlet said today Wednesday morning that Israeli jets struck targets at a Damascus airport.
According to Al-Mayadeen television channel, the jets targeted the Mezzeh Military Airport in Damascus, which neighbors President Bashar Assad’s palace.
Loud explosions in the Mezzeh neighborhood were also reported on social media.
Al-Arabiya TV channel , meanwhile, reported that fires broke out at the airport and that emergency vehicle sirens were heard in the area.
There were no official reports on the matter by the Syrian administration or Syrian or Lebanese state media. A Facebook page identified with President Bashar Assad’s regime, “Damascus Today,” noted that the incident was the result of “internal malfunction.”
Last week, Syria said that Israeli jets attacked west of Damascus, with reports in Arab media saying an arms convoy intended for Hezbollah was the target. The news came amid tensions along Israel’s northern border after clashes between the Israeli army and militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.