Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

Syria says Israel fired missiles toward Damascus, hit airport warehouse

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

"This treacherous aggression fits within the framework of Israel's attempts to prolong the crisis and the war against the terrorists in Syria, and to raise the morale of the remnants of the terrorist groups acting as its agents", an excerpt from the letter reads.

"The accumulation of recent attacks shows that we're more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised".

The Israeli attack, if confirmed, will be the latest in a string of missile strikes targeting the Syrian positions throughout the Syrian crisis since 2011, under the pretext that these positions belong to Iran-backed forces and allied Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters.

Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source saying on Friday night that Syrian air defences had shot down Israeli missiles, but a warehouse had been hit. Syria called on the UN Security Council to act to prevent further attacks and to "implement the decisions concerning the control over the Golan Heights". Damascus said the United States is complicit by providing Tel Aviv with political, military and media cover.

In an earlier report, SANA had spoken of Syrian air-defense batteries attacking "enemy targets".

Many of them have been in the area south of Damascus.

Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes in Syria that have mainly targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces fighting alongside the Syrian government.

It was the first airstrike on the Damascus area this year since Israeli warplanes struck areas near the capital at the end of December.

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