Israeli Jets Flying Over South Lebanon Target Damascus

Published December 26th, 2018 - 08:49 GMT
An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off during a display for foreign media at the Ramon air force base in the Negev Desert, southern Israel. (AFP/File)
An Israeli F-16 I fighter jet takes off during a display for foreign media at the Ramon air force base in the Negev Desert, southern Israel. (AFP/File)

Israeli warplanes flying over southern Lebanon fired missiles at targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday, Syrian state media reported.

Most of the missiles were shot down before hitting their targets, although an arms depot was struck and three soldiers were wounded, according to the regime-run SANA news agency.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli air strikes targeted three positions south of Damascus that were arms depots for Lebanon's Hezbollah group and Iranian forces.

Israel’s aerial defense system shot down an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria, the Israeli Air Force said in a statement.

The Israeli attack, if confirmed, would be the first since U.S. President Donald Trump announced last week that the U.S. will withdraw its forces from Syria.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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