Activistst posted pictures on which huge fires were to be seen near Damascus (Reuters)
Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near
Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting weapons sent from Iran via
commercial and military cargo planes, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said.Video
carried on Arab TV and shared on social media showed the pre-dawn
airstrikes caused a fire around the airport east of the Syrian capital,
suggesting fuel sources or weapons containing explosives were hit.
state media said Israeli missiles hit a military position southwest of
the airport.Two senior rebel sources in the Damascus area,
citing monitors in the eastern outskirts of the capital, said five
strikes hit an ammunition depot used by Iran-backed militias.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, speaking from the United States
where he has been meeting US officials, told Israeli Army Radio: "I can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's
policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria
to Hezbollah ... Naturally, I don't want to elaborate on this.