A missile strike has killed at least three people and set Damascus airport on fire, the Syrian Defense Ministry says.
At least three people were killed at Damascus International Airport on Friday, with the Syrian government saying there was an Israeli missile strike. Two flights have been delayed due to a fire at the airport. Israeli media reported that the attacks targeted military targets in Syria and Iran.
Syrian air defense provides multiple obstacles “Adverse Targets” In the skies of Damascus late Friday, however, according to the Syrian Defense Ministry, some missiles caused casualties and started firing at the airport.
Explosions were also heard along the coast and in the town of Tartus, which hosts a Russian naval base in Syria.
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According to the Israeli outlet Ynet, Friday’s attack targeted pro-Iranian militias active in Syria. On rare occasions, Tel Aviv has admitted to carrying out attacks inside Syria, with the Israeli government saying it has the right to defend itself against Iran. Tehran has sent military aid to Damascus against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and other terrorist groups.
Last month, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that Iran could be affected if such attacks continue. “Attack Israel Directly” Citing a March missile strike against a suspected Israeli base in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.