Large explosions reported in the Syrian Capital of Damascus

Sunday, 05 May 2013 - 8:49

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Large explosions are being reported in the Mount Qassioun area of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

 

Syrian state TV says an Israeli military rocket has hit a military research centre.

 

Mount Qassioun is the site of military installations that have been used to shell rebel-controlled areas.

 

On Friday, Israeli planes launched a strike inside Syria targeting a shipment of arms destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah.

 

Syrian forces and rebels have been fighting around Damascus for months but with neither side gaining the upper hand.