Photo: PIC
Photo: PIC

Damascus, 15 Safar 1436/8 December 2014 (MINA) – A drove of Israeli fighter jets carried out air strikes against two government-held areas in Damascus province, the Syrian government said in an official statement Sunday.

One of targeted areas is located near the Damascus international airport, the other is identified as the Dimas area, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The state-owned TV station reported no casualties, but said “the Israeli enemy committed a heinous attack by targeting two peaceful areas in the Damascus countryside”.

“The Israeli enemy attacked Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, namely the Dimas area and the area of Damascus International Airport,” state TV said.

Speculation in the immediate aftermath of the attack suggested that the target of the strikes might have been advanced S300 surface-to-air missiles.

The Israeli military has launched several air raids on Syrian territories since the outbreak of the country’s revolt against Bashar al-Assad in March 2011.(T/P008/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)