Israel assaults Damascus airport, 5 troopers killed, Syria says By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Israeli youngsters play subsequent to an Israeli flag subsequent to the Israeli Syrian border on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Picture

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Israel carried out an airstrike on Syria’s Damascus Worldwide airport and different positions south of the capital, killing 5 troopers and inflicting materials damages, the ministry of defence mentioned early on Saturday.

Syrian air defences intercepted the assault and managed to down many of the missiles, a ministry assertion mentioned.

There was no speedy affirmation if the strike has affected airport operations.

Israel has intensified strikes on Syrian airports to disrupt Tehran’s growing use of aerial provide strains to ship arms to allies in Syria and Lebanon together with Hezbollah, regional diplomatic and intelligence sources advised Reuters.

Tehran has adopted air transport as a extra dependable technique of ferrying army gear to its forces and allied fighters in Syria, following disruptions to floor transfers.

Tons of of 1000’s of individuals have died and thousands and thousands made homeless since protests towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 developed right into a civil warfare that drew in overseas powers and left Syria carved into zones of management.

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