#Syria: Israeli jets bomb near Damascus airport – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz

By Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Reuters | Dec. 7, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Syrian media reported on Sunday evening that Israeli jets had bombed targets near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, north of Damascus and near the border with Lebanon.

There were no reports of casualties in the reports, which were carried by Syrian state TV and the state news agency SANA. Lebanese websites linked to the Syrian regimes also carried the reports.

Residents of Damascus reported hearing loud explosions on the outskirts of the city

Israeli officials have neither confirmed nor denied the reports and it is unclear how reliable they are.

According to the reports, the Israeli air force flew at least 10 sorties over the Dimas area and attacked several military targets.

Lebanese sources that the Israeli air force had been flying over southern Lebanon since Sunday morning. It was not specified whether the planes entered Syrian air space or fired from within Lebanese air space.

Syria: Israeli jets bomb near Damascus airport – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz.

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About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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