Israel launches missile attack against military sites around Syria’s capital Damascus

Israel launched on Friday night a missile attack against military sites around Syria’s capital Damascus, a statement from the Syrian military said.

The Syrian air defenses were triggered by the attack and intercepted many of the missiles, said the statement, adding the attack only caused property damage.

Meanwhile, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the Israeli attack hit military sites in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport and in the southwestern countryside of the capital.

So far in 2022, Israel has carried out 26 missile strikes against military sites in Syria. The last Israeli attack was carried out on Sept. 17.

The SOHR says Israel usually strikes military facilities where pro-Iran militias are present or targets weapon shipments of the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. ■

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