Syrian Civil War

Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital, warns of repercussions

Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital, warns of repercussions

Syrian officials said Israeli missiles slammed into a military airport near Damascus early Friday, and warned of repercussions for what they called flagrant aggression.

Several missiles were fired about 12:25 a.m. from an area close to Lake Tiberias in Israel and exploded near the Mezzeh military airport, causing a fire, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency, or SANA. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Syria said Israel was assisting terrorist groups fighting the government. 

“The General Command of the army and the armed forces warns the Israeli enemy from the repercussions of this flagrant aggression and confirms its...

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