Israel targets military airport west of Damascus

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An Israeli force targeted a Syrian military airport west of capital Damascus, the regime-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Friday. report that several missiles had been fired from Israel’s Lake Tiberias region "and landed in the surroundings of Al-Mezzeh Airport at 12:25 [local time] after midnight, causing a fire to erupt".

Regime forces and armed Syrian opposition groups had earlier fought for control of the Al-Mezzeh military airport, which is now held by the former.

Fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia -- a close ally of Syria’s Assad regime -- are currently deployed at the strategic airport.

In recent months, Israel has targeted a number of Hezbollah positions in the region.

2017.01.13 / 20:58
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