BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:03 P.M.) – Damascus International Airport has come under rocket attack at the exact same time that Syrian participants from the Sochi talks in Russia were returning.
Moments ago, sources in Damascus reported that the Syrian capital’s main airport came under heavy attack from rockets fired by militants based in the East Ghouta region.
At the present time, it is unclear which specific rebel faction launched the rockets although the area that the attack originated out of has been identified as town of Nashabiyah in East Ghouta. This suggests that the Jaysh al-Islam group may be guilty.
What is known for sure is that the bombardment took place right as planes carrying politicians who participated at the Sochi talks in Russia were arriving at Damasucs International Airport.
According to the latest reports, nobody was killed or injured in the attack and most of rockets missed the primary airstrips. Overall, negligible damage has been done to the airport that may effect it ongoing operation.