Syria Air Defences 'Confront Israeli Missiles' Near Damascus

Syrian air defense systems intercept Israeli missiles in the skies near Damascus late

The attack took place at 11:15 p.m., it said.

Syrian air defences shot down most of the "hostile" missiles, though one hit a warehouse at Damascus International Airport, SANA news agency said.

On Friday, Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the country's air defenses intercepted missiles fired at the Damascus worldwide airport at around 11:00 p.m. local time, with a military source attributing the attack to Israel.

"Only a ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus worldwide airport was hit", SANA cited the military source as saying.

There were reports of Israeli planes flying low in southern Lebanon, and causing a number of sonic booms over the Lebanese city of Tyre.

Damascus says Israel's latest airstrikes against the Arab country are an attempt by Tel Aviv to prolong the war on Syria.

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After the incident, it was reported that a warehouse in the Damascus International Airport was targeted and destroyed in the strike.

In September 2018, Russian Federation equipped the Syrian forces with the S-300 air defense missile system, but local reports said the advanced system hasn't been used yet.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran - a supporter of Assad - entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the target of the strike were Iranian and Hezbollah related military personnel.

According to the TV channel, Syrian anti-aircraft gunners struck down several missiles over the Mezzeh suburb near a military aerodrome.

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