Several blasts heard near Syria’s Damascus airport – state media
The agency, citing its own correspondent on the ground, reported that the blasts were heard near the airport, without providing any additional details in terms of material damage or casualties.Also on rt.com Syria repels IDF air raid on intl airport south of Damascus, shot down 7 missiles – Moscow
Citing Syrian military sources, Al-Masdar News’ Leith Abou Fadel reported that the city’s missile defenses had fended off an Israeli projectiles attack near the airport, adding “they intercepted some [of the missiles].” Fadel reported that the Israeli strike also targeted Syrian Army positions in southern Damascus. The missiles were reportedly fired from Israeli warplanes.
Some more details: Syrian air defenses confronted projectiles near the airport. They said they intercepted some. Furthermore, the Syrian military said that their positions in southern Damascus were also targeted by air-to-surface missiles fired by Israeli warplanes.— ليث ابو فاضل (@leithfadel) November 19, 2019
While the latest incident is still shrouded in mystery, Syrian air defense systems were previously scrambled to intercept hostile targets. In January this year, the Syrian missile shield repelled what the Syrian and Russian militaries said was an Israeli air raid. At the time, Syria’s air defense systems successfully shot down seven Israeli missiles. In a rare admission, Tel Aviv confirmed the attack, which was carried out shortly after a rocket was launched at the Israeli-controlled part of the occupied Golan Heights.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said early Tuesday they intercepted four rockets launched from Syria towards Israel.
“4 launches were identified from Syria toward northern Israel. We can confirm that all 4 were intercepted in the sky by Israeli air defense systems,” the IDF reported on Twitter.
BREAKING: 4 launches were identified from Syria toward northern Israel. We can confirm that all 4 were intercepted in the sky by Israeli air defense systems.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 19, 2019
There were reports of sirens blaring over the Israeli-controlled section of the Golan Heights earlier in the day, with locals saying they heard sounds of explosions.
🚨 Air-raid sirens sounding in northern Israel 🚨— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 19, 2019
Israel occasionally pelts Syrian territory with missiles, claiming to be targeting Iranian positions there, while warning the Syrian authorities against mounting any response. Damascus has denounced such attacks as outright aggression and a blatant violation of international law.Also on rt.com Civilian airport hit as Israel strikes area around Aleppo – reports (VIDEOS)
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