Israeli Airstrikes Pound Warehouse at Syria's Damascus Airport


"Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in the Damascus global airport", Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting, according to his office.

Israeli warplanes carried out an airstrike on a depot in the Damascus worldwide airport at the late hours of January 11, a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

A Transport Ministry spokesperson told SANA that air traffic from the airport was unaffected by the conflict.

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.

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

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Israel has previously carried out several bombings in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese group, both avowed enemies of the country. It claimed that Syrian air defences have foiled and countered "hostile objects" over Damascus on Friday night.

They were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, said the Britain-based Observatory.

The Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry suggested that the Israeli attack was part of the ongoing Israeli campaign to prolong the crisis in Syria.

Russian Federation is a main ally of Damascus.

On December 25, Assad accused the Israeli air force of firing missiles bear Damascus.