Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit warehouse at Damascus airport

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

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

In that incident, Israeli aircraft flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near Damascus, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers.

A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid, a military source told SANA, claiming that the jets fired "several missiles" from the direction of northern Israel.

At the time, Syrian air defence systems also managed to intercept most of the missiles which SANA reported were launched by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese air space. Explosions were heard in one of the videos.

Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV said the attack was broader than usual, targeting areas ranging from the eastern Damascus suburb of Dmeir to Al-Kiswah south of capital all the way to the village of Dimas in the west near the Lebanon border.

Israeli officials made no statement on Friday's reports, but seldom comment on alleged strikes.

The strikes are suspected to have been carried out by Israel and targeted the area surrounding Damascus airport and Al Kisweh region where Iran has heavily deployed proxies and military sites in the past, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Russia's Ministry of Defense, which did not specify which flights had been threatened, added that Syrian air defenses had destroyed 14 of 16 Israeli missiles launched by six F-16 jets against unspecified targets near Damascus.

If confirmed, this would be the second round of Israeli strikes in Syria since United States announced its intent to withdraw on December 19.

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

The S-300 systems were delivered to Syria late past year, 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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