MOSCOW, Apr. 27 (Press Shia) – A huge blast has rocked the area near Damascus International Airport, local media reported.

According to the Al Mayadeen television channel, an explosion occurred on Thursday morning in vicinity of Damascus International Airport, causing a fire.

The reasons behind the incident are unknown. The airport is reported to be used for civilian and military fights.

The footage of the explosion emerged on social media, with reports suggesting that the incident was caused by Israel’s Air Forces.

Lebanese TV channel al-Manar said that the fire started at the fuel depot as a result of an Israeli airstrike.

There has been no official confirmation from Israeli or Syrian authorities.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia