Reports: Israeli Missiles Strike Near Damascus Airport

Damascus skies erupt with missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in …

The Jerusalem Post reports: Syrian state TV said late Monday night that two Israeli missiles struck near Damascus international airport, without giving further details.

The pro-Syrian regime online newspaper Al-Masdar News (AMN) cited reports stating that missiles targeted an Iranian cargo plane being unloaded at the airport. According to the reports, regime forces’ air defense systems subsequently intercepted an Israeli drone in south-western Syrian airspace.

The head of the British-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, told AFP that “Israeli missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah near the airport,” adding that Syrian air defense systems failed to prevent the alleged Israeli strikes. Israel has regularly refused to confirm or deny mounting overnight raids in Syria, but has repeatedly stated that it is unwilling to accept Iranian military presence in Syria.

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