Syria says it shot down Israeli missiles targeting airport in Damascus

The area is popular with skiiers.

According to Al Hadath TV channel, the Israeli jets attacked Iranian military warehouses near the city airport, used by the Shiite militias Hezbollah fighting on the side of the government army.

Israel has also issued a statement warning Syrian armed forces not to try to harm Israeli territory or forces.

Satellite images revealed by the Intelli Times security blog showed a Boeing 747 Iranian cargo plane unloading equipment at the largest Syrian airport just hours before the attack, and returning to Iran via Iraqi airspace.

"Our air defence systems thwarted.an Israeli air aggression.and prevented it from achieving any of its goals", a Syrian military source told state news agency SANA. The interception came shortly after the Syrian regime accused Israel of carrying out airstrikes in the south of the country, triggering air defenses that intercepted several of them.

A military spokeswoman told AFP the rocket was sacked from Syria.

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"This policy doesn't change, whether I am in Israel or on a historic visit in Chad".

Israel rarely publicly confirms its strikes in Syria.

The Israeli military refused to comment on the reported strike.

With the presence of Iranian and Hezbollah forces, Israel's northern front has become the IDF's number one priority with former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. -Gen.

Earlier on Sunday SANA reported that a bomb exploded near a highway at the southern edge of Syria's capital Damascus.

With Russian and Iranian help, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military has beaten back rebels and the Islamic State group to restore control over most of the country.

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