| 02.09,18. 01:11 PM |
Blasts heard near Damascus, Israeli airstrikes reported
Multiple blasts were heard near the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, (Sep. 2), causing large flames and loud explosions, Syrian activists said and published videos online which the moments following the blasts.
The Syrian activists explained the blasts were caused by Israeli missile fire from across the Golan Heights frontier between the two countries.
Assad media said loud blasts coming from an air base early on Sunday were from an explosion at an ammunition dump caused by an electrical problem, but an official in the regional alliance backing Damascus said they were from Israeli strikes.
Israel has previously acknowledged having carried out air strikes in Syria aimed at degrading the capacity of Iran and its allies, including Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah group, which are backing Assad in his war against Syrian people.
There was no immediate comment from Israel on reports of Sunday’s blasts or that it was behind them.