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      Archive: 6/17/2013

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        6/17/2013, Tammuz 9, 5773

      Two Bombs Strike Military Airport Outside Damascus

      Two bombs struck a large military airport outside the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday night, the main rebel army told CNN, adding that explosions were heard throughout the city.

      The first explosion was near a checkpoint near the main door of the al-Mazzeh airport, and the second was near an exterior wall, said Louay Mikdad, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army.

      It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the blasts or how many people were hurt.