Israeli missiles have bombed the Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus, and the Syrian Army has accused Israel of supporting terrorism, according to SANA, a Syrian state news agency.

Israeli warplanes bombed the Mezza military airport close to the Syrian capital of Damascus.
According to the report, Israeli missiles caused a large fire. So far no one has been reported dead or injured.

Several videos uploaded to twitter show a massive raging fire and what sounds like gunfire. The attack happened less than five miles away from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palace.

The Syrian Army has reported that the attack took place from northern Israel firing several missiles from Lake Tiberias according to RT.

The Syrian Arab Army has also promised there will be retaliation for the acts of aggression and said that there will be repercussions for Israel for the “flagrant attack” on the military base, state TV reported, citing a Syrian army command spokesman. It also linked the alleged strike to Israel’s “support of terrorist groups.”

Tensions have been building up between Syria and Israel the last couple months.

This is the second time in two months that Israel has attacked Syria. On Dec. 7, SANA reported that “several surface-to-surface missiles” were launched by the Israeli Defense Forces from Golan Heights.

“At 3 a.m., the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from inside occupied territory,” SANA said.

Though Tel Aviv claims to be "neutral" in the conflict, its first direct intervention is believed to have occurred in January 2013 on a pro-government convoy in Rif Dimashq, which was followed up by a series of airstrikes in May of the same year on Damascus International Airport as well as the Rif Dimashq countryside.

Since then, the Israeli military has conducted airstrikes on various Syrian military and pro-government targets in Latakia and the Syrian-controlled area of the Golan Heights. The Syrian government also accuse Tel Aviv of funneling arms and munitions to opposition forces.


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