Report: IDF strikes near Damascus

Arab media report Israeli forces strike on Syrian air force base near capital city of Damascus. IDF refuses to comment.

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Arutz Sheva Staff, | updated: 13:00

Airstrike near Damascus
Airstrike near Damascus
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Arab media outlets have reported that the IDF targets inside Syria near the capital city of Damascus early Wednesday morning.

The incident has yet to be confirmed by Israeli sources, and the IDF has refused to comment on the report.

According to the claims, large explosions were heard around the El-Mezzeh airbase just outside of Damascus.

No casualties were reported in the attack.

A Syrian state media service report by SANA claimed the attack was made by land-based missile batteries, with no reference to Israeli air units.

"At 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT), the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from inside occupied territory."

Last week, foreign outlets reported that Israeli forces struck sites outside of Damascus. A separate IDF operation targeted a position along the Syrian-Lebanese border.