Israel fires missiles over Damascus: Syria | #88710

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In a statement published on Saturday, the ministry said it had dispatched letters to the secretary general of the United Nations and the head of the UN Security Council (UNSC) in connection with Friday night's unprovoked attack on Damascus.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes targeted an area near the airport while others hit the area of Kiswa, which is home to positions and storage sites for Iranian and Hezbollah terror forces allied with Syria's government.

"The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport", the Arab country's SANA news agency reported, quoting an unnamed military source as saying. Reports from Syrian state media say that the attacks centered on a warehouse outside of the airport.

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Lebanese residents living near the Syrian border reported hearing the sound of Israeli warplanes in Lebanese airspace shortly before explosions were heard across the Syrian capital. According to Syrian television, some of the Israeli-shot missiles were intercepted by Syrian aerial defense systems. It claimed that Syrian air defences have foiled and countered "hostile objects" over Damascus on Friday night.

Syrian Foreign Ministry said last month that the repeated Israeli attacks on Syria aim to prolong the more than seven-year war in the country.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel had at the weekend carried out an air strike on Iranian weapons in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.