Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:42AM
Photo shows burning of fuel or gas in the area of Damascus International Airport.
Photo shows burning of fuel or gas in the area of Damascus International Airport.

A huge explosion that rocked the area of Damascus International Airport was caused by Israeli missiles targeting a “military position,” according to Syria’s SANA news agency.

"A military position southwest of Damascus International Airport was targeted at dawn today by an Israeli aggression using several missiles fired from occupied territory, sparking explosions in the area," SANA said Thursday, citing a military source.

Footage emerged of burning fuel or gas at fuel tanks and an ammunition depot in the airport's compound early on Thursday, according to reports.

"The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Lebanon's Al-Manar television channel had earlier reported that the explosion and fire were likely caused by an Israeli airstrike.

There have been no reports of casualties so far.

Israeli warplanes have targeted the Damascus airport and other bases around the capital in the past. The airport was hit by Israeli airstrikes in December 2014.

The Israeli regime does not usually confirm or deny the raids it conducts on Syrian soil.