A large explosion has hit an area near Damascus international airport, BBC reports citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based monitoring group.
The airport lies about 25 km (15 miles) south-east of Syria’s capital.
The blast was reportedly followed by a large fire. There is no word on casualties. The cause is unclear. According to the report by RIA Novosti, the fire broke out in the warehouse near the airport, which could have been caused by Israeli airstrikes.
There is no official comment from the Syrian or Israeli governments, Al Jazeera reports.