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Israel Attacks Damascus Airport

Israel Attacks Damascus AirportIsrael Attacks Damascus Airport

Syria on Friday said Israel fired rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions.

In a statement carried on the official news agency SANA, the military said several missiles were launched just after midnight from an area near Lake Tiberias that fell in the vicinity of the Mezzeh military airport on the western edge of the capital. It did not say whether there were any casualties, AP reported.

Residents of Damascus reported hearing several explosions that shook the capital. The Mezzeh airport compound located on the southwestern edge of the capital had been used to launch attacks on militant-held areas near Damascus and has come previously under militant fire.

The Syrian Army statement said Israel through its attacks was assisting terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government.

“The Syrian Army command and armed forces warn the Israeli enemy of the repercussions of this blatant attack and stresses it will continue its war on terrorism,” the army statement said.

It was the third such Israeli strike into Syria recently, according to the Syrian government.

On December 7, the Syrian government reported Israel fired surface-to-surface missiles that also struck near Mezzeh airport.

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