Syria Accuses Israel of Striking Military Position Near Aleppo

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File photo of a previous strike in Syria.
File photo of a previous strike in Syria.Credit: Archive

Israel struck a military position near an airport on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria's official state media reported Sunday.

According to the report, the attack targeted a site near the Al-Nayrab airfield, causing damage. The report said there were no casualties.

"The Zionist enemy... targets one of our military sites north of Nairab airport, causing only material damage," said Syrian state news agency SANA, quoting a military source.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack targeted warehouses where weapons belonging to the Syrian army as well as to Iranian militias were kept.

It said the strikes were an attempt by Israel to support rebels in southern Syria, where Syrian government forces have been waging an offensive.

An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment on the report.

The Israeli military said Friday it shot down a drone approaching from Syria. This was the second time in a week that a drone had entered Israel from Syria; on Wednesday, the military shot down over Lake Kinneret 10 kilometers (6 miles) into Israel.

In response to Wednesday's drone incursion, the air force attacked three military positions in Syria that night, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Reuters contributed to this report

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