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Israel fires missiles towards Damascus airport: Syria state media | News



Israeli warplanes launched a large number of missiles to Damascus, triggering the Syrian air defense that shot down most of them, according to state media reports.

"The results of aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus Airport", the SANA news agency cited a military source. The attack took place at 11.15 (21:15 GMT), he said.

The state news agency also quoted a source from the transport ministry saying that the airport was operating normally.

it was said that the air defenses fired, with bright lights seen through the night sky. The explosions were heard in one of the videos.

Israel launched attacks in Syria as part of its efforts to counteract the influence of Iran, which supports President Bashar al-Assad in the war that broke out in 201

1. [19659004] Many of them were in the area south of Damascus.

"Two sectors that host the military positions of the Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been targeted," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitor.

These were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, the observatory

In a previous report, SANA had talked about Syrian air defense batteries attacking "enemy targets" ".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sworn not to let Tehran become militarily entrenched in the war-torn country. [19659004] The latest Israeli attack reported by state media was December 25, when a missile attack wounded three Syrian soldiers.

A senior Israeli official said that in September Israel has carried out over 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years.

SOURCE:
Al Jazeera and press agencies


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