Syrian report: Israeli jets strike targets near Damascus

January 13, 2019 by Yona Schnitzer - TPS
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The Syrian Arab News Agency (Sana) has reported that Israeli fighter jets carried out a strike against several targets in the Damascus area, after entering Syria from the Galilee on Friday night.

Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS on 10 May, 2018

Shortly after 11PM, Syrian media began reporting that explosions were being heard throughout Damascus, along with simultaneous reports from Lebanon claiming there was an abundance of Israeli fighter jets operating in the region. According to Syrian television, some of the Israeli-shot missiles were intercepted by Syrian aerial defense systems.

After the incident, it was reported that a warehouse in the Damascus International Airport was targeted and destroyed in the strike. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the target of the strike were Iranian and Hezbollah related military personnel.

The last airstrike in Syria attributed by foreign sources to Israel took place two weeks ago, when IAF fighter jets struck several Iranian targets near Damascus, also managing to target and destroy a Syrian anti-aircraft missile launcher, which was being used to try and shoot down the Israeli forces.

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