Activists: Explosion hits military airport in Damascus

June 16, 2013 23:29

AMMAN - A huge explosion shook the Mezze military airport on the western edge of Damascus on Sunday, and ambulances were seen heading to the compound, a major base for President Bashar Assad's elite forces, activists said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain with a network of observers in Syria, said a booby-trapped car had exploded at a road block near the airport. Video footage taken by activists showed flames rising from the area.

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