In the early hours of September 2, several explosions rocked the Mezzeh airbase northwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to local sources. As a result of the explosions, several ammo depots and facilities inside the airbase were destroyed.
Several Syrian pro-government sources claimed that warplanes of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted airstrikes on the Mezzeh airbase. These claims were backed by the fact that the same airbase was targeted several times by Israel over the last few years.
However, hours later a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the explosions were cause by a technical failure. According to the source, a short circuit caused a fire in one of the airbase’s ammo depots.
A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the ammo depots in the Mezzeh airbase had contained old weapons and IEDs, which were seized from the militants during the last few months. These weapons were set to be destroyed. The SAA loses as a result of the incident were minimal.