Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Syria state media: Israel fires missiles at Damascus airport

Syrian state media reports Israeli attacks on Damascus International Airport overnight.

Israel has fired missiles at Damascus International Airport, Syrian state media has reported.

An unnamed military source told Sana news agency on Saturday evening that the Syrian army had confronted an Israeli missile attack.

Sana quoted the source as saying that Syrian air defences had managed to shoot down a number of the incoming missiles.

The news agency posted a video of a small explosion in the night sky on a backdrop of city lights but provided no further details of the attack. 

AFP's correspondent in Syria's capital of Damascus heard a loud blast late on Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions, the news agency reported. 

The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports but has said it would use military action to prevent weapons transfers to its enemies. 

Earlier this month, a senior Israeli military official said the army had struck more than 200 targets in Syria, focussing on Iranian weapons and other targets. 

In late August, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country would take "strong and determined action against Iran's attempts to station forces and advanced weapons systems in Syria".  

His statement came days after Iran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation. 

Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he fought back against a seven-year uprising.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Israeli air raids kill five Palesti...

Read More

Fierce fighting 'eases' in Hodeidah...

Read More

Saudis discussed killing enemies a ...

Read More

Khashoggi killing: Demand for justi...

Read More

Israel kills seven Palestinians in ...

Read More

UK calls for end to Yemen war, Khas...

Read More

Most Read Articles

Most Read News


Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:



Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

India's Kerala state devastated

Capturing life under apartheid