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Israel fires missiles against Damascus airport: media of Syria | News

Israeli war plants have fired a number of missiles against Damascus, triggering the Syrian air defense that shot most of them, according to state media reports.

"The result of the aggression so far was limited to a strike on one of the stocks at Damascus Airport," said SANA's news agency a military source said. The attack took place at 11:15 (21:15 GMT), it said.

The state news agency also quoted a source of transport minister saying that the airport was running normally.

Syrian state media broadcast images of what it is said where the air defense shoots, with bright lights seen shooting over the night sky. Explosions were heard in one of the video.

Israel has mounted attacks in Syria as part of its efforts to counter the influence carved out of Iran, which supports President Bashar al-Assad in the war that erupted in 201

1. [19659004] Many of them have been in the area south of Damascus.

"Two areas that hold military positions for Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hizbollah movement have been targeted," says the Syrian Human Rights Observatory.

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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised not to let Tehran defend himself militarily in the war-torn country] The last Israeli attack reported by state media was on December 25, when a missile attack injured three Syrian soldiers.

In September, a highly Israeli official said Israel had carried out more than 200 attacks on Iranian targets in Syria no later than two years.

Al Jazeera and news agencies

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