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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.

Israeli jets attacked Syria army base in Damascus as part of its ‘support of terrorists groups: Sana news agency

Major airstrikes just targeted Mezzeh Airport outside .

One of regime’s *key* military facilities in the capital.

11:59 PM – 12 Jan 2017

RT is reporting the following details:
The Mezzeh airport is located west of Damascus, just 5 kilometers 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 Defence 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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