May 4, 2013
Syrian state TV says Israeli rockets have hit a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.
Huge explosions have been heard in the Mount Qassioun area of the city. The research centre was the target of an earlier Israeli strike in January.
On Saturday, Israeli officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Israeli aircraft had attacked a shipment of missiles in Syria.
The missiles were believed to be destined for Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Heavy explosions shook Damascus on Saturday night. Amateur video footage posted online showed a huge ball of fire rising into the night sky above the city.