Israel Bombs Syrian Military Airport near Assad’s Presidential Palace*

Israel Bombs Syrian Military Airport near Assad’s Presidential Palace*

By Sergey Gladysh

Syrian media are reporting that Israeli jets have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, accusing Tel Aviv of supporting terrorism.

The airport was rocked by multiple explosions, SANA state news agency stated.

A spokesman for the Syrian army said that several missiles were fired at the Mezzeh airport from the Lake Tiberias area in northern Israel at around midnight on Friday. He has called the incident a “flagrant attack” which confirms Israel’s “support of terrorist groups,” and warned of repercussions.

Syrian soldiers gather at the site of an attack in Kafr Sousa, southwest of the Syrian capital Damascus on January 12, 2017. © Stringer / AFP

Syrian soldiers gather at the site of an attack in Kafr Sousa, southwest of the Syrian capital Damascus on January 12, 2017. © Stringer / AFP

RT is reporting the following details:

The Mezzeh airport is located west of Damascus, just 5 kilometres from the Presidential Palace, the official residence of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

There was no information on the death toll resulting from the airstrike immediately available. The base is reported to house Syria’s elite Republican Guards and Special Forces.

Footage from the scene with heavy fire and the sounds of explosions has surfaced on social media. Multiple reports from journalists and activists on the ground described the bombing, with the opposition also reporting there were rockets fired.

This is the second time in two months the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has been accused by the Syrian government of targeting Syrian positions from Israeli territory.

On December 7, SANA reported that “several surface-to-surface missiles” were launched by the IDF from the Golan Heights. At the time, the source in the Syrian armed forces slammed the attack as a “desperate attempt” by Israel to endorse terrorists.

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