Syria shoots downs ‘most of Israeli missiles’ fired towards Damascus: State media

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The source said Syrian defences intercepted most of the "enemy targets" and that only a warehouse at Damascus International airport was hit, according to SANA. The attack took place at 11:15 p.m., it said.

Shortly after 11PM, Syrian media began reporting that explosions were being heard throughout Damascus, along with simultaneous reports from Lebanon claiming there was an abundance of Israeli fighter jets operating in the region.

Syria's aviation ministry said that operations at the Damascus airport were unaffected by the attacks, and that flights continued normally throughout the night.

The Israeli warplanes flew from the Galilee Panhandle and fired several missiles on the vicinity of the capital Damascus, said an army statement.

"At 23:15, Israeli warplanes, coming from the direction of Galilee [in northern Israel], launched several missiles at the outskirt of the Damascus worldwide airport". However, the Arab country's air defense systems have thwarted most of the attacks.

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Al Kisweh has been hit by Israel at least three times before, with a large-scale raid carried out last May.

Israel says Iran is seeking to establish a military presence in Syria that could threaten Israeli security by trying to transfer advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday confirmed his nation destroyed Iranian weapons caches in Syria's Damascus airport during airstrikes over the weekend.

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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