December 07, 2014 15:57
Israeli airstrikes have hit targets near Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas near the Lebanon border, Syrian state TV reports.
"The Israeli enemy committed aggression against Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, in all of Dimas and near the Damascus International Airport," the report said, adding that there were no casualties.
A Syrian military source has confirmed to RIA Novosti news agency that the country’s main airport was targeted.
Residents in the Syrian capital said they heard loud explosions.
According toLebanese al-Manar television, the Israeli jets bombed areas near the smaller airport at Dimas.
The town of Dimas is located northwest of Damascus near the border with Lebanon.
A spokesman for Israel Defense Forces told Reuters he would "not relate to the foreign reports."
Israeli Air Force carried out several airstrikes on the Syrian territory since the beginning of the civil war there. The Israelis had targeted what they claimed were sophisticated weapons systems destined for Damascus’ ally – Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon.