1st LD: Syrian air defenses confront Israeli attack near Damascus airport

1st LD: Syrian air defenses confront Israeli attack near Damascus airport

Israel shelled on Saturday the worldwide airport of Damascus, wounding several military installations in its vicinity.

The agency, without giving any immediate report of casualties or damage, posted footage of the air defences being activated.

Local sources reported the strike was aimed at Iranian military targets near the airport, and said at least four explosions were heard, adding there appeared to be an attack on an underground compound near the airport.

The attack is the latest in a string of Israeli missile strikes that targeted Syrian military bases during the protracted war in the country.

The goal of the missiles of the Israeli army was Damascus airport, however, they failed to achieve it.

According to worldwide military analyst Eva J. Koulouriotis, there were two separate raids by the Israel Air Force on two Iranian sites near the airport.

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Israel is broadly believed to had been in the abet of a series of airstrikes mainly focusing on Iranian and Hezbollah forces in Syria which enjoy joined the nation's war combating alongside the executive.

Israel has vowed to prevent its arch-foe Iran, which is a main backer of the Damascus government, from gaining a military foothold in neighbouring war-torn Syria.

Israel attacked Damascus World Airport with missiles Saturday night, Syrian deliver media acknowledged, in conjunction with that air defences shot down about a of them.

Syria's conflict erupted in 2011 and has since killed more than 360,000 people, with millions more displaced internally and to neighboring countries.

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Syrian troops were planning a major offensive for the area.

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