Israeli actions in Syria no different from those of IS: ministry

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles fired toward Damascus

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 Syrian army said its air defenses intercepted most of the missiles, adding that only a warehouse in the Damascus global airport was damaged.

A warehouse in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport was damaged in the apparent Israeli air raid, a military source told SANA, claiming that the jets fired "several missiles" from the direction of northern Israel.

"Two areas hosting military positions of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement have been targeted", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

SANA further quoted an unnamed Ministry of Transport official as saying that the Damascus International Airport traffic was normal and that it was not affected by the Israeli aggression.




There were reports of Israeli planes flying low in southern Lebanon, and causing a number of sonic booms over the Lebanese city of Tyre. However, the Arab country's air defense systems have thwarted most of the attacks. Here is footage of the moment when an Israeli missile was intercepted by Syrian forces.

Israeli warplanes last struck targets in Syria on Christmas Day.

"Our air defenses immediately responded to the hostile missiles and shot down a lot of them", the source said.

Russian Federation is a main ally of Damascus.

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

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