Syria Complains to UN About Alleged Israeli Strikes near Damascus

Syria Complains to UN About Alleged Israeli Strikes near Damascus

Syria Complains to UN About Alleged Israeli Strikes near Damascus

The aggression caused only material damage to one of the ammunition warehouses at Damascus International Airport. The attack took place at 11:15 p.m. (2115 GMT), it said.

Following the airstrike, Israeli warplanes were seen flying at high speed and low altitude over the southern Lebanese city of Tyre.

After the incident, it was reported that a warehouse in the Damascus International Airport was targeted and destroyed in the strike.

Syria's aviation ministry said that operations at the Damascus airport were unaffected by the attacks, and that flights continued normally throughout the night.

Al Kisweh has been hit by Israel at least three times before, with a large-scale raid carried out last May.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country.

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

Russian Federation is a main ally of Damascus.

An unidentified Syrian official was quoted by state media as saying Israeli aircraft coming from the south fired several missiles at areas near Damascus about 45 minutes before midnight on Friday. Syrian air defense systems were immediately activated to confront the "hostile targets", and managed to intercept "most" of the missiles, the source claimed.

Iranian and Iran-backed groups including Lebanon's Hezbollah have deployed into Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government during the war.

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