Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: Syria state media

Air defences down Israeli missiles near Damascus airport - Syrian state media

Air defences down Israeli missiles near Damascus airport - Syrian state media

Syrian government anti-aircraft defense systems were activated, with a number of anti-aircraft missiles launched in response to the attack, according to SANA.

In a shaky video, a small, bright explosion is seen in the night sky, with city lights in the distance.

Its officials say they want a federal Syria that respects their autonomy from Damascus, the AP news agency reported.

An Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital's airport late Saturday, activating air defenses which shot down a number of the projectiles, Syria's state news agency SANA reported.

The Israeli military refused to comment when approached by Reuters.

He had no immediate information on casualties.

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Earlier this month, Israel acknowledged having carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria over the past 18 months, mainly against Iranian targets.

Syrian regime's air defences downed several missiles that Israel fired in an act of "aggression" near Damascus airport on Saturday, Syrian regime media said.

Israel's air force has struck scores of targets it describes as Iranian deployments or arms transfers to Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement in the war.

Israel has said it will not tolerate Iran's presence in bordering Syria and has demanded its complete withdrawal.

Syria is holding its first municipal elections since 2011 amid tensions with the country's self-administered Kurdish region, which is refusing to allow polls to take place.

Syrian troops now control around two-thirds of the country after scoring a series of military victories in recent months, including around Damascus and in the country's south.

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