Media: Israel attacked Syrian military base in Damascus

On Wednesday morning, Syrian authorities reported on a series of bombings at the military base of Syrian Air Forces in Mezzeh in the western part of Damascus, Interfax reports, referencing the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. The newspaper noted conflicting information regarding the reason behind the bombings.

The Arabic news source Al-Masdar, having ties with Syrian authorities, states that the bombings were preceded by a fire that broke out in the munitions depot.

However, some Arabic media including Channel Al Mayadeen, report that the airbase was attacked by the Israeli Air Force. According to Al Mayadeen, Israeli aircraft launched rockets into targets at the air base while remaining in Lebanese airspace.

Israeli Defense Forces refused to comment on information regarding a possible Israeli air strike on the Mezzeh Air Base because the information is of foreign origin, Yedioth Ahronoth notes.

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