Israel PM confirms attacks on alleged Iranian targets in Damascus

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 19:20 hrs

Jerusalem, Jan 13 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister on Sunday confirmed his troops had bombed a warehouse at the Damascus International Airport recently.

The Syrian state-run TV had revealed earlier that the airport located in east Syria was attacked by Israeli warplanes and that a warehouse was damaged, reports Efe news.

"Israel Defense Forces have attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets. Just in the past 36 hours, the Air Force attacked Iranian depots full of Iranian weapons in the Damascus International Airport," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

The Syrian source reported on Friday that the Syrian forces managed to shoot down at least eight missiles launched by Israeli planes that entered the Syrian airspace from the Israeli-Syrian border.

Israel considers Iran as the main threat to its existence and has launched hundreds of air attacks in Syria over the last few years, allegedly targeting positions belonging to Iran or its allies.

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