Blasts hit Damascus district: Syrian media

Blasts hit Damascus district: Syrian media
Blasts hit a Damascus district early Sunday Syria's state media said amid unconfirmed reports that they were caused by an Israeli strike.
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20 December, 2015
Many districts in Damascus have beeen targeted by warring sides [Getty]

A number of rockets hit a building in the Damascus district of Jaramana causing several casualties, Syria's state media said early on Sunday.

It blamed "terrorist groups".  

However, government loyalists on social media said the explosions were an Israeli strike believed to have killed Lebanese natinal Samir Qantar, who was jailed by Israel in 1979 for an attack that killed four Israelis. 

Israel released Qantar in 2008 as part of a prisoner swap with the Lebanese Hizballah group. 

Some Syrian government loyalists said he was in the building at the time of the attack but his fate was unclear.

It was not immediately possible to confirm the reports.