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Israeli Warplanes Target Damascus Airport

Israeli Warplanes Target Damascus Airport

Saturday, 12 January, 2019 - 08:30
A photo taken from Douma shows flames rising in the distance which are believed to be coming from Damascus International Airport following an explosion early in the morning of April 27, 2017. SAMEER AL-DOUMY | AFP
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Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, the Syrian state news agency said.

"The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport," the SANA news agency cited a military source as saying. The attack took place at 11:15 p.m., it said.

Israel has previously carried out several bombings in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah.

Many of them have been in the area south of Damascus.

"Two areas hosting military positions of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been targeted," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

These were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, the observatory said.

In an earlier report, SANA had spoken of Syrian air-defense batteries attacking "enemy targets".

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