Israeli planes bombed Syria on Friday and Sunday. The first attack, according to U.S., Israeli and Lebanese intelligence sources, targeted some missiles bound for Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group. (A similar Israeli strike, in January, was also thought to have targeted Hezbollah-bound arms.) The target of the Sunday attack on Damascus was less clear.
A video, posted above, shows flames at the target location, followed by an enormous explosion 20 seconds in. The Washington Post’s Liz Sly reports that the video was taken from “Mount Qassioun, a landmark hill overlooking the capital on which the Syrian government has deployed much of the firepower it is using against rebel-controlled areas surrounding the city.”
The BBC reports that the blast, according to a local journalist, felt like a mild earthquake and was the largest explosion Damascus has seen since fighting began in 2011. Here’s the BBC’s report:
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