Israel Strikes Targets East of Aleppo

Damascus, MINA – Syrian state media accused Israel of striking the Neirab Airport in Aleppo province late Sunday, in another Israeli attack in the war-ravaged country.

“The Zionist enemy (Israel)… targeted with its missiles one of our military positions north of the Neirab military airport, but the damage was only material,” state-run SANA said.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military, which very rarely confirms strikes on Syrian positions.

According to PIC, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said it had recorded a wave of blasts around Neirab on Sunday night.

“They were caused by a missile attack, suspected to have been carried out by Israel, targeting positions held by Syria’s regime and its allies at the Neirab airport and around it,” the Britain-based monitor said.

Suspected Israeli air strikes have hit Syrian army positions near Damascus and in the central provinces of Homs and Hama in the past.

Israel has repeatedly warned it will not tolerate an entrenched presence of its archfoe Iran in Syria.  (R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA) 

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