Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

‘Israeli jets’ target Damascus airport warehouse, ‘most’ missiles intercepted - Syrian media

‘Israeli jets’ target Damascus airport warehouse, ‘most’ missiles intercepted - Syrian media

The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles towards the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defences that shot down a lot of them.

A military source told the news agency that "at 11:15 p.m. Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles towards the vicinity of Damascus".

"The results of the assault were limited to the targeting of a warehouse at Damascus International Airport", the source added.

An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard several loud explosions late on Friday, the global news agency said.

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

On Christmas Day, six Israeli F-16 fighter jets struck a logistics compound on the outskirts of Damascus, having come from Lebanese airspace and recklessly using two civilian flights as cover during the raid, according to the Russian Defense ministry.

The Israeli regime launches airstrikes on the Syrian territory from time to time, aggressive moves usually viewed as attempts to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats at the hands of Syrian government forces.

The last Israeli attack reported by Syrian state media was on 25 December, when a missile attack wounded three Syrian soldiers.

Since then Israel has been very careful with its operation over Syria.

The S-300 systems were delivered to Syria late a year ago, but they are not yet believed to be in use, as the Syrian air defense teams still need to be trained to operate them.

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