Damascus, April 27: A huge blast reportedly took place near the Damascus airport in the early morning of Thursday. London-based Syrian observatory of human rights reported that the sound of the blast was heard by the passengers. The flames out of the blast were seen rising towards sky was seen by the witnesses. However, the number of casualties have not appeared yet. Pro-government site Damascus Now reported that the blast took place near the seventh bridge road which leads to the Damascus International Airport. Also Read - Netanyahu confirms weekend strike by Israel on Iran target in Syria

The blast is likely to bring alarms to Assad regime in the war-torn Syria which has been so far a pacified area in the past. No terrorist organisation has claimed the responsibility for the attack by the time of writing this report. However, the region has seen the violent attacks in the past by IS backed forces. The story will be updated as the details of the blast emerges. Also Read - Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport: Syrian state media

Syrian observatory of human rights chief Rami Abdurrahman said the explosion jolted the capital waking the people of Damascus. The Damascus International Airport is located in the south-east in the national capital. Also Read - Iran FM hopeful of forging 'clear future' for nuclear deal on diplomatic tour