By: Middle East Affairs
On Sunday, a Syrian military source cited by state media and an Iranian official said: “An electrical fault caused a series of loud blasts early near a military airbase outside the Syrian capital Damascus.”
Additionally, an authority in the provincial partnership backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a Britain-based war screen had before ascribed the impacts to Israeli rocket strikes.
The state media cited a military source as saying “There was no “Israeli aggression” directed at the Mezzeh airbase near Damascus, after the sound of explosions was heard across the Syrian capital,” the state media said.
“The blast was caused by “an electrical short-circuit in an ammunition depot” on the outskirts of Damascus,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA said.
“The blasts were caused by Israeli missile fire from across the Golan Heights frontier between the two countries and by Syrian air defences responding,” the official in the regional pro-Assad alliance said.
Additionally, “The blasts to Israeli strikes, and said the blasts led to deaths and injuries,” a war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also attributed.
It should be noted that Israel has previously acknowledged having carried out air strikes in Syria aimed at degrading the capacity of Iran and its allies, including Lebanon’s Shi’ite Hezbollah group, which are backing Assad in the country’s seven-year civil war.
Moreover, Israel said that it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the most broad military trade ever between the two foes.