Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office
F-15 takes off from IAF Hatzerim Air Base.

Israeli air strikes targeted sites near Damascus late Monday night, according to Syrian state media.

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said in an Arabic-language tweet, “Our defenses are confronting hostile targets in the vicinity of Damascus,” SANA reported.


Middle East military correspondent Babak Taghvaee reported in a separate tweet that the air strike was aimed at a suspected Iranian weapon storage near Damascus International airport, and a Syrian surface-to-air missile battery belonging to the Syrian Army at Al-Kiswah, south of the Syrian capital.

Israel has repeatedly said it will not tolerate an Iranian military presence across its northern border.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.