Syria Says Zionist Army Attacks Near Capital

Syria Says Zionist Army Attacks Near Capital
Sun Dec 7, 2014 19:49:10

Syria on Sunday accused Israel of carrying out air strikes against two government-held areas in Damascus province, one of them near the capital's international airport, state television said.

"The Israeli enemy attacked Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, namely the Dimas area and the area of Damascus International Airport," said the channel, adding that no casualties were reported.

The Israeli air force and army have launched several strikes against Syrian positions since the outbreak of the country's unrests in 2011.

The most recent air raid was in March and targeted positions in the Quneitra region that borders Israel.

There was no immediate reaction from Zionist authorities.Residents in Damascus said they heard loud explosions.

Lebanon's al-Manar television said Israeli jets bombed areas near the smaller airport at Dimas. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict, said that 10 explosions were heard near Dimas.

Syrian state media reported in May 2013 that Israeli aircraft struck in three places including the Dimas airport.

The Syrian army confirmed facilities were damaged and said the strikes proved Israeli involvement in regional terror.

"This attack showed that Israel is directly involved in aiding terror within Syrian on the side of Western states and known regional actors - in order to raise the morale of the terror groups," said a Syrian military statement.

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