BFF-10 Syria denies foreign attack on airbase west of Damascus

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Syria denies foreign attack on airbase west of Damascus

DAMASCUS, Sept 2, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – The Syrian army denied reports that
an Israeli missile attack targeted a Syrian airbase west of Damascus early
Sunday, saying a short circuit caused an explosion in an arms depot near the
airbase, according to the state TV.

The statement of the Syrian army comes less than an hour after at least two
explosions were heard at the Mazzeh airbase in the Mazzeh neighborhood west
of Damascus. The explosions reverberated across the capital of Damascus.

Pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV and some pro-government activists in Syria said the
explosions were the result of a missile attack by Israel on the airbase,
which has been previously targeted by Israel.

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