Israeli jets hit weapons depot near Damascus airport
ANI | Updated: Sep 22, 2017 17:13 IST
Damascus [Syria], September 22 (ANI):Israeli aircrafts has reportedly fired missiles at a weapons depot near the international airport in Damascus, in the third such attack by the Israeli military on targets associated with the Lebanese group Hezbollah, on Friday
The explosions were the result of Israeli fire at a weapons depot nearby the airport.
Hezbollah has not yet commented on the reported incident so far.
The Facebook page of the National Guard for the Defence of the Homeland, allied with the Syrian military, reported that "an area near the Damascus international airport was attacked by a hostile missile," while images showed a fire burning in the early hours of Friday morning.
The latest airstrikes mark a recent increase of Israeli interventions, which have coincided with diplomatic warnings by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that his country will not accept an enhanced Iranian and Hezbollah presence on Israel's northern borders.
Earlier, the Israel Defence Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah after the drone entered the demilitarised zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. The Israel Air Force's aerial defence command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone.(ANI)