Israel launches fresh strikes on Damascus area, Syrian state media reports

Fourth Israel-linked attack in less than a week reportedly launched from Sea of Galilee region and targets Damascus International Airport and southern Damascus area

Daniel Salami|
Israel has launched a fresh round of airstrikes on the Damascus area as loud blasts rattled the Syrian capital, the country's state media reported overnight Tuesday, in the fourth such attack attributed to Israel in less than a week.
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According to Syrian media reports, the attack was launched from the Sea of Galilee region in northern Israel and targeted Damascus International Airport and the southern Damascus area.
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תקיפה באזור דמשק
תקיפה באזור דמשק
Syrian air defenses intercepting airstrike attributed to Israel over Damascus
(Photo: SANA)
Online users from Sea of Galilee coastline communities, such as Migdal and Tiberias, reported hearing loud explosions.
The previous attack attributed to Israel took place overnight Sunday. Citing military sources, state news agency SANA said the strikes had targeted sites in the city of Homs and the surrounding countryside, where Iranian military personnel is stationed.
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אזור התקיפה בחומס שבסוריה שיוחסה לישראל
Overnight Sunday's attack in the Homs region
Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles and shot down some of them, it said. At least five people were injured.
According to Western intelligence sources the strikes targeted the T4 air base located west of the ancient city of Palmyra, and al Dabaa airport near al Qusayr city near the Lebanese border, an area with members of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. Syrian media said damage was caused and a number of missiles were intercepted by air defenses.
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