Israel targets military airport west of Damascus: Syria

Regime forces, opposition groups have fought over strategic airport, now held by former

Israel targets military airport west of Damascus: Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Israeli force targeted a Syrian military airport west of capital Damascus, the regime-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Friday.

SANA quoted a military source as saying that several missiles had been fired from Israel’s Lake Tiberias region "and landed in the surroundings of Al-Mezzeh Airport at 12:25 [local time] after midnight, causing a fire to erupt".

Regime forces and armed Syrian opposition groups had earlier fought for control of the Al-Mezzeh military airport, which is now held by the former.

Fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia -- a close ally of Syria’s Assad regime -- are currently deployed at the strategic airport.

In recent months, Israel has targeted a number of Hezbollah positions in the region.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ocak 2017, 14:13