AFP: The Israeli army carried out a missile strike Monday that put Damascus International Airport out of service and killed two soldiers, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported, quoting a military source.
At around 2:00 am (23:00 GMT), Israel carried out an attack with “barrages of missiles, targeting Damascus International Airport and its surroundings”, the military source told SANA.
The attack caused “the death of two soldiers… putting Damascus International Airport out of service”, the source said.
Monday’s strikes hit “positions for Hezbollah and pro-Iranian groups inside the airport and its surroundings, including a weapons warehouse”, the head of Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul Rahman, told AFP.
Since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes against its neighbour, targeting government troops as well as allied Iran-backed forces and fighters from Lebanon’s Shiite militant group Hezbollah.
Israel rarely comments on reports of its attacks, but it has repeatedly said it will not allow its archfoe Iran to gain a foothold in Syria.