Syrians say Israeli missiles struck near Damascus airport


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus International Airport, according to reports originating with Syrian state-run media.

The attacks early Tuesday morning did not cause any casualties or damage, according to reports.

Israel, as is its usual practice, neither confirmed nor denied the airstrikes in response to queries from international and local media.

Syrian opposition sources told the German DPA news agency that the attack targeted an Iranian cargo plane as it landed at the airport.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the strike targeted weapons depots and warehouses belonging to non-Syrian militias, such as Hezbollah.

“This aggression comes in the framework of the support provided by the Zionist entity to the terrorist organizations to raise their collapsed morals due to the big losses inflicted upon them by the Syrian army over the last few days,” the Syrian state-run SANA, or Syrian Arab News Agency, said in a report Tuesday.

Israel has been held responsible for several recent air attacks on Syrian soil, such as Syrian military targets and Iranian military targets in Syria.

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