Dec 8, 2014

Israel Air Force strikes Syrian Military sites near Damascus

The Syrian military has accused Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria, near the capital Damascus.
Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas, the Syrian army said in a statement carried on state television.
No casualties were reported. There has been no confirmation of the air strikes from Israel.
Israel has conducted several air strikes on Syria since 2011.
"This afternoon, the Israeli enemy targeted two safe areas in Damascus province, namely the Dimas area and the Damascus International Airport," the military statement said.
It described the air strikes as "direct aggression" carried out to help the Syrian government's opponents.
Some installations had been damaged, it added, without elaborating on what had been hit.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian conflict, said (in Arabic) that 10 explosions were heard near Dimas, which is located close to the Syria-Lebanon border.
The Israeli air force has conducted several air strikes on Syria since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011.
They appear to have been mainly aimed at preventing weapons transfers to Syria's allies in Lebanon, the militant Hezbollah movement.
However, Israeli jets were seen constantly flying over parts of Lebanon on Sunday, about 30km (20 miles) from where the alleged attacks are said to have taken place.

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