Netanyahu: Israel strikes Syria to prevent Iran's entrenchment

The strikes of Israeli Air Forces on Damascus are aimed against Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Israel is trying to prevent Tehran’s entrenchment in Syria, the prime minister wrote on his Twitter page on Sunday, January 20. 

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that the Syrian air defense systems repelled an attack by Israeli fighters at the Duwali Airport in the south-east of Damascus. As reported by the Russian National Defense Management Center, Syrians shot down seven missiles with the help of Pantsir and Buk air defense systems. “The airport infrastructure has not been damaged. No damage or casualties,” the statement reads. 

Earlier, the Syrian SANA news agency reported that an air attack was repelled in southern Syria. According to Syrians, no less than five missiles were shot down. The Israeli army refused to comment on the air strike. Later, the Israeli military reported that the country’s air defense forces repelled a missile fired in the north of the Golan Heights. 

On the same day, several explosions took place in Damascus. In particular, there was a powerful explosion in the south of the city in early morning. According to official data, there are no victims.

 

  Netanyahu, Israel, Syria, Russia, Damascus

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