Syria Complains to UN About Alleged Israeli Strikes near Damascus

An F16 warplane takes off for a mission in Lebanon from Ramat David air force base on July 12, 2006, Ramat David, Israel. An assault on Southern Lebanon was launched by Israel following the capture of two Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: Syria on Saturday said it filed complaints with the UN Security Council and with UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres over alleged Israeli airstrikes on Friday near Damascus.

According to the Syrian military, “Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles towards the vicinity of Damascus,” on Friday night. The official news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defense batteries opened fire on “hostile Israel missiles” and intercepted “most” of them.

A Syrian military source said the target appears to have been a “ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus international airport.” Another official told SANA traffic at the airport had not been disrupted.

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