Alleged Israeli strike reportedly targets a Syrian military airport

Loud explosions were reportedly heard in Syria’s Mezzeh military airfield, which is located West of the capital, Damascus. While the location of the reported explosion was subject to a number of Israeli attacks in recent years, the official Syrian SANA news agency claimed the airfield was not subject to an Israeli strike, but rather, the explosion occured as a result of an electric short. Nevertheless, the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news agency – which is affiliated with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, an ally of the Assad regime, attributed responsibility for the explosion to an Israeli strike. The al-Mayadeen report was confirmed by several Syrian sources, who said that loud explosions were caused by missiles fired by Israel and the sound of Syrian anti-aircraft projectiles. The Israeli military did not respond to TV7’s request for comment.