Monday, 24 September, 2018

Syrian air defense thwarted ‘Israeli missile attack’ near Damascus airport - state agency

Israeli air raid in Gaza Israeli air raid in Gaza
Steven Clarke | 16 September, 2018, 10:23

Syrian state media last reported Israeli strikes on September 4, when it said its air defences downed several missiles in the coastal province of Tartus and in central Hama.

The Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported late Saturday night that Israel had targeted the airport with missiles, activating air defenses, which shot down a number of the projectiles.

"Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression", a military source told the agency, after reports said several explosions had been heard near the airport.

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces said Israel does not comment on foreign reports. Efforts were made to disguise the true objective of the buildings, the report said, with some of the warehouses labeled "United Nations" or "DHL", the worldwide mail company, in an apparent effort to evade Israeli intelligence-gathering efforts.

Syria often attributes airstrikes on military bases to Israel, but the Jewish state only rarely confirms such strikes.

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The Tel Aviv regime has launched the attacks as Syria has managed to recapture many areas across the country from the grip of militants.

Israel has fired more than 800 missiles and mortar shells at targets in Syrian territory over the past year and a half, according to the statement.

Syria repeatedly claims that Israel has backed terrorist groups since the war broke out in the Arab country in March 2011.

"Preliminary information indicates that one of the sites targeted by Israeli warplanes is a warehouse of Iranian weapons that were transferred to Syria a few days ago...", Koulouriotis wrote at the start of a series of tweets.

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