Middle East

Israeli missiles hits ammunition warehouse at Damascus airport

Missiles were fired early Thursday near Damascus airport hitting a “military position”, Syria’s state SANA news agency reports.

“A military position southwest of Damascus International Airport was targeted at dawn today by an Israeli aggression using several missiles fired from occupied territory, sparking explosions in the area,” SANA said, citing a military source.

Reuters quotes Iraeli Intelligence Minister, Israel Katz as telling Israeli Army Radio that “the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran”

“Naturally, I don’t want to elaborate on this,” Katz said, adding that “the prime minister has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act.”

According to “senior” Syrian rebel sources who spoke to Reuters, the blasts allegedly struck an ammunition warehouse “used by Iranian-backed forces.” At least five explosions were reported, although it was not clear if they were caused by a missile or an airstrike.

 

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