An Israeli strike in Syria. According to Syria’s state news agency SANA, Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles at a warehouse on the grounds of the Damascus airport. A Syrian official said most of the missiles were shot down. Other sources, however, reported that the strikes targeted a much wider area: Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said the strikes also targeted areas in eastern, southern and western Damascus, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they targeted areas near the airport and Kiswah, south of Damascus. Hezbollah has reportedly used warehouses at or near the Damascus airport to build precision-guided weapons. It was the first Israeli airstrike on Syria since Dec. 25. Last year, Russia delivered S-300 air defense systems to Syria, but it seems they haven’t been used to prevent air attacks so far, though it’s unclear whether they are even operational yet.
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