Explosion Rocks Damascus

A loud explosion hit near the Damascus international Airport in Syria Thursday, consistent with the United Kingdom-based totally Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The explosion "shook the Damascus global Airport region at sunrise today. A thud might be heard in Damascus city and surrounding areas," a assertion from the monitoring group's founder, Rami Abdulrahman, reads.
In line with an online information,  Damascus citizens suggested listening to a big explosion close to the airport.
Civil war broke out in Syria in 2011 after an rebellion towards President Bashar al-Assad however escalated as militant agencies and nearby players including Iran, Turkey Russia and Israel became worried.
Syrian country television reported Thursday that missiles had hit a army web site southwest of the airport, quoting a army source. The missiles brought on explosions and cloth losses, country television said. The record blamed Israel for the missile strike.
Incident 'compatible with Israeli policy'
Israel's Intelligence Minister Israel Katz appeared to returned up claims that Israel changed into liable for the explosion in an interview with navy Radio Thursday.
"I will confirm that the incident in Syria is completely compatible with the Israeli coverage of working to prevent the smuggling advanced weaponry from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon with the aid of Iran," Katz said in response to a query on the incident.
"I don't want to move any similarly as is natural in those instances but this occasion is absolutely well matched with our declared coverage, a policy which we perform as the prime Minister has stated, at any moment that we obtain intelligence that suggests the rationale to skip superior weapons to Hezbollah."
While pushed by way of the interviewer that this became a declare of obligation for the assault, Katz said: "I did no longer say that, I stated what I stated."
One after the other, a spokesperson for the IDF told CNN the military had no touch upon reports that Israel was responsible.
Hezbollah in Syria
Hezbollah is a Lebanese militant group and political birthday party, funded and furnished via Iran.
The institution is at odds with Israel over territory alongside the Lebanon-Israel border. It also helps the Assad regime, committing heaps of warring parties to battle along Assad's forces.
Israel's prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu final April showed that USA had struck Syria "dozens of times."
On Wednesday, Israel's protection Ministry said Minister of defense Avigdor Liberman had mentioned the situation in Syria with Russia's defense and overseas Ministers at some point of an international convention in Moscow.
Liberman had expressed his subject about Iran's use of Syrian grounds to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah and said Israel could not allow the awareness of Iranian and Hezbollah forces at the Golan Heights border, the ministry stated in a statement.
nearby involvement in Syria
last month, Syria fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli army jets. The Syrian navy stated the Israeli jets struck a navy web page close to Palmyra, at the same time as Israel stated they focused a guns cargo to Iran-subsidized Hezbollah.
Netanyahu released a video assertion after the strike saying: "whilst we perceive attempts to transfer advanced guns to Hezbollah and we've intelligence and it's miles operationally feasible, we act to save you it."
Leaving earlier that month for talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Netanyahu stated: "Iran is trying to establish itself permanently in Syria, with a army presence at the floor and at sea, and also a gradual try to open a the front in opposition to us on the Golan Heights."