Syria says Israel fired missiles towards Damascus, hit airport warehouse

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 12, 2019

The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles towards the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defences that shot down a lot of them. "Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles towards the vicinity of Damascus".

"The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport", the Arab country's SANA news agency reported, quoting an unnamed military source as saying.

Previously, a Sputnik correspondent reported that Sounds of explosions were heard in Syria's capital of Damascus, noting that it was yet unclear what caused them.

In October, Moscow equipped Damascus with the advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles, days after Israeli fighter jets attacked Syrian targets using a Russian surveillance plane flying nearby as a shield and hence misleading the Syrian air defenses to shoot it down.

Israeli officials made no statement on Friday's reports, but seldom comment on alleged strikes.

According to the Syria Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group, the strikes in November hit two positions in southern Damascus province, including an area of Kisweh that said to host Iranian weapons depots. On that occasion an erroneous Syrian anti-aircraft missile flew into Israeli airspace, and was destroyed by Israeli air defenses.

An unspecified number of the targets were hit, the agency reported, while the Syrian military source said the attack came from Israel.

The S-300 systems were delivered to Syria late past year, but they are not yet believed to be in use, as the Syrian air defense teams still need to be trained to operate them.

According to AlHadath TV channel, airstrikes at Syria are delivered by Israeli Air Force.

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