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(CNN) -- Two bombs struck a large military airport outside the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday night, the main rebel army said, with the explosions heard throughout the city.
The first explosion was near a checkpoint near the main door of the al-Mazzeh airport, and the second was near an exterior wall, said Louay Mikdad, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen in Damascus saw one of the explosions and described a white flash followed by a large plume of smoke and fire.edit on 16-6-2013 by RhinestoneCowboy because: (no reason given)
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain with a network of observers in Syria, said it appeared that a booby-trapped car had exploded at a road block near the airport, killing or wounding around 20 members of Assad's forces.
Originally posted by liveandlearn
So is this the US's first hit? Heard talk on CNN this am that bombing Syria's military airports would be a strategy.
World is going to hell in a hand basket. If it is US, it is only going to get worse, imo.
reply to post by HomoSapiensSapiens
To be perfectly honest, worse things have happened in human history. This Syria business is not one of the worst, or something to be particularly frightened about or worrying that there'll be a world war because of it.
The Suria Mubasher TV channel said Israel bombed advanced weapons and Radar systems that had been transported to the airport recently. Witnesses said the explosion was very large, and that neither the government nor the rebels possess the means to create an explosion of such magnitude.