According to Syrian state media, Israel attacked Iranian terror conveyor belt at Damascus International Airport Saturday night with missiles. The state media claimed that Chemical Assad air defenses shot down some of them. A war monitoring group said the attack targeted an arms depot for Iranian forces or Lebanon’s Hezbollah group.
Throughout Damascus, one can hear the explosions during the attack. Chemical Assad could not hide the news. The state news agency SANA posted pictures showing what appeared to be air defenses firing into the air.
SANA did not show any pictures of the damage Israel caused the Iranian conveyor belt of terror at Damascus International airport.
State media quoted an unidentified military official as reporting the attack but gave no further details.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack targeted an arms depot near the airport where new weapons recently arrived for the Iranians or Lebanon’s Hezbollah group. The monitoring group had no immediate word on casualties, saying the strike did cause material damage.
Israel rarely acknowledges attacks inside Syria, but has said it would use military action to prevent weapons transfers to its enemies.
Israel Struck over 200 targets inside Syria
Earlier this month, an Israeli military official said the Jewish state has struck over 200 Iranian targets in Syria over the past 18 months. Every time Assad crosses Israeli red line, Israel strikes. Just like Barack Obama.
Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes mainly targeting Iranian and Hezbollah forces in Syria that have joined the country’s war fighting alongside the government. It rarely confirms the attacks.
An Israeli official said earlier this month that the targets were connected to Iran’s elite Al-Quds force. They also included air force components, support infrastructure, and weapons storage and manufacturing facilities.
U.S. and Israeli officials have said that Iran and Hezbollah should end their armed presence in Syria. The expansion of Iranian operations in Syria are alarming Israel.
AP contribute to this article.