Suspected Israeli Airstrike Rocks Damascus Airport, Hits Hezbollah Leaders

Syrian air defense respond to suspected Israeli attack

Israeli war planes attack Damascus arms depot and other targets, Syrian state media claims

However, the Damascus weapons depot was hit and three soldiers were injured during the attack, a Syrian military official told state media, according to BBC.

The Jewish state regularly conducts airstrikes on Syrian territory, claiming that it targets Iranian military depots and arms supplies destined for the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.

It said in a statement that "an aerial defence system was activated against an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria".

Experts say Israel is to be greatly affected by US President Donald Trump´s announcement of a withdrawal of American forces from Syria, as it would leave the area open to Iran and its partners to develop their military capacity.

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Lebanon will file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over alleged Israeli overflights during airstrikes in Syria attributed to Israel, the country's official news agency reported Wednesday.

Experts say Israel is to be greatly affected by a United States pull out, as it would leave the area open to Iran and its partners to develop their military capacity.

It added that the Israeli warplanes fired the missiles from Lebanese airspace. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that six Israeli F-16 jets launched the "provocative" raid at the moment when two civilian airliners were preparing to land in Damascus and Beirut, creating a "direct threat" to the aircraft.

Newsweek - citing a US Defense Department official - reported that several Hezbollah leaders were hit in a strike carried out by Israel shortly after they boarded a plane set to depart the Syrian capital for Iran.

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Syria's Foreign Ministry said in a letter to the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel's missile attack on Damascus and its suburbs is an evidence of unlimited support that Washington gives to Tel Aviv. Russian Federation says it is very concerned about Israel's attack.

Mahan Air has been targeted by US sanctions for delivering arms to Syria, which at least partly reach the Lebanese Hezbollah, designated as a terror group by the U.S.

But he repeated his position that he will not allow archenemy Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, and said Israel's air force has unmatched capabilities and can reach arenas "near and far, very far".

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