Syria state media: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport

The attack in Syria from Syria's state media Sana

The attack in Syria from Syria's state media Sana

According to a Hadashot TV news report Sunday morning, the Iranian Boeing-made cargo plane was loaded with weapons, and had recently landed at the Damascus International Airport from Tehran.

"Our air defence systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression on Damascus International Airport", Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source as saying.

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.

"We don't comment on foreign reports", said the Israeli official, without elaborating.

No information about damage or casualties on the ground is available so far.

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It has also admitted to striking Syria to prevent what it says are deliveries of advanced weaponry to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia, which fights alongside Syrian troops and is an arch-foe of Israel.

Israel's air force has struck scores of targets it describes as Iranian deployments or arms transfers to Hezbollah.

An Israeli official said earlier this month that the targets were connected to Iran's elite Al-Quds force and included air force components, support infrastructure, and weapons storage and manufacturing facilities.

In addition, Jerusalem has tried to get the Islamic Republic out of Syria through diplomatic means by appealing to the two main power-brokers in the region: Russian Federation and the United States.

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