Netanyahu confirms Israeli strikes targeting 'Iranian warehouses' in Syria

Netanyahu confirms Israeli strikes targeting 'Iranian warehouses' in Syria

Netanyahu confirms Israeli strikes targeting 'Iranian warehouses' in Syria

"Only a ministry of transport warehouse at Damascus global airport was hit", SANA cited the military source as saying.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least two Israeli rockets hit the outskirts of the airport.

"Just in the last 36 hours did the [Israel Air Force] attack Iranian warehouses with Iranian weapons at the global airport in Damascus", the premier said.

Israeli drones and warplanes were heard flying Friday afternoon over Lebanon.

"At 23:15, Israeli warplanes, coming from the direction of Galilee [in northern Israel], launched several missiles at the outskirt of the Damascus global airport".

It is not yet clear whether the S-300s were among the air defense systems used in the Friday night counterattacks. The last time the IAF hit the same area was on December 25, 2018.

Israel also insists that Iran uses Syria as a bridge to supply missiles and other weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Israel is able to continue to get away with attacks against Syria only because it is protected by the U.S., the Syrian Foreign Ministry said following the IAF's latest attack on its soil.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran - a supporter of Assad - entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country.

The Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the Israeli missiles, it added.

Russian Federation is a main ally of Damascus, helping it to win back vast swathes of territory lost to rebels or militant groups since the civil war began in 2011.

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