Syria: Israeli Missiles Strike Damascus Airport

Lester Mason
January 12, 2019

A military source told the news agency that "at 11:15 p.m".

A source in Syrian Ministry of Transport confirmed to SANA later that the Damascus International Airport traffic was not affected by the strikes. Explosions were heard in one of the videos. Syrian air defense systems thus had to limit their response to avoid civilian casualties, so two of the sixteen Israeli-launched laser-guided bombs reportedly reached their targets, wounding three people.

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

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


Israel has not responded to the allegations it was involved in that incident, but previous Israeli air strikes inside Syrian territory have drawn criticism and recently caused tensions with Russian Federation, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On that occasion an erroneous Syrian anti-aircraft missile flew into Israeli airspace, and was destroyed by Israeli air defenses.

Israel has accused Iran of seeking to establish a military presence in Syria that could threaten Israeli security and attempting to transfer advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon. In 2017 the BBC, quoting a Western intelligence source, reported the Iranian military had reportedly established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside Al Kiswah, 14 km south of Damascus.

The TV channel noted that Syrian air defense systems continue repelling an enemy attack at Damascus.

According to AlHadath TV channel, airstrikes at Syria are delivered by Israeli Air Force.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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