Syria: Israel tries to prolong war

Syria intercepts Israeli missiles fired toward Damascus

A Syrian military source said the target appears to have been a "ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus worldwide airport".

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said that the strikes targeted "two areas hosting military positions of Iranian forces and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement".

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 Israeli jets reportedly crossed over to Syria through Lebanese airspace after having heavily roamed over Lebanon on Thursday.

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

"The results of the assault were limited to the targeting of a warehouse at Damascus International Airport", the source added.

In September 2018, Russian Federation equipped the Syrian forces with the S-300 air defense missile system, but local reports said the advanced system hasn't been used yet. The last time the IAF hit the same area was on December 25, 2018.

The TV channel noted that Syrian air defense systems continue repelling an enemy attack at Damascus.

This was the first Israeli attack on Syria since Christmas Day, when an errant Syrian anti-aircraft missile landed in Israeli occupied territory, sparking a flurry of Israeli attacks.

Damascus says Israel's latest airstrikes against the Arab country are an attempt by Tel Aviv to prolong the war on Syria.

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