A number of missiles reportedly focused Damascus airport and areas south of the capital
No less than 5 Syrian servicemen have been killed in an “Israeli air aggression” after midnight on Saturday, the state information company SANA reported citing a army supply.
“At roughly 0:45am this morning, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression with rockets from the northeastern path of Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), focusing on Damascus Worldwide Airport and a few factors south of Damascus,” a supply instructed SANA.
Whereas the Syrian air defenses “shot down a quantity” of missiles, the army acknowledged the deaths of at the very least 5 “army personnel and a few materials losses” on the bottom.
The Israeli army neither confirms, nor denies its reported raids in keeping with its long-standing coverage to not touch upon operations performed outdoors the nation’s borders.
Over the previous a number of weeks, Israel performed a number of strikes towards numerous targets in Syria, and its two remaining main airports particularly, as confirmed by the Russian Protection Ministry. On August 31, a missile assault quickly disabled Aleppo worldwide airport and likewise triggered injury to the one in Damascus. Per week later, on September 6, one other missile struck the runway of the Aleppo airport.
Again in June, a sequence of Israeli strikes took the Damascus Airport out of service for a number of weeks, with visitors being rerouted to Aleppo – which had solely reopened in February 2020, after being broken within the decade-long civil struggle.
Israel has repeatedly focused Syria with missiles, normally fired from Lebanese airspace or the occupied Golan Heights, cautious of air protection methods offered by Russia to Damascus. On the uncommon events that Israel has acknowledged the assaults, its authorities stated it was exercising preemptive self-defense towards the Iranian presence within the neighboring nation.
Tehran has supplied army help to Damascus in recent times towards each Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS) terrorists and different jihadist militants. Israel claims Iran is utilizing civilian flights to Syria to smuggle weapons and missile elements to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
A senior Israel Protection Forces officer instructed reporters on Thursday that Hezbollah and different “Iran-backed militias” gave the impression to be withdrawing from Syria as “a results of the IDF strikes.”
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