Blast at Damascus airport, few injured

Smoke and flames are seen near Mezzah military airport, near Damascus, Syria, in this still image from video obtained by Reuters January 13, 2017. REUTERS/via ReutersTV - RTX2YSE1

Damascus: War monitor stated that the area near the international airport in the Syrian capital was today rocked by a large explosion.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), however, did not provide any further details of casualties, Efe news reported.

It also added that the cause, as well as the source of the explosion, which struck 30 km southeast of here, remained unknown.