Syria thwarts Israel attack on Damascus airport

Syrian air defense thwarted ‘Israeli missile attack’ near Damascus airport – state agency

According to a Hadashot TV news report Sunday morning, the Iranian Boeing-made cargo plane was loaded with weapons, and had recently landed at the Damascus International Airport from Tehran.

"Our air defence systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression on Damascus International Airport", Syrian regime news agency SANA cited a military source as saying.

The strike attributed to Israel also reportedly targeted several weapons storage rooms at the airport. Another video, released by by the Syrian news website Muraselon, supposedly shows an anti-aircraft missile being launched and then exploding mid-air.

"We don't comment on foreign reports", said the Israeli official, without elaborating.

Butler, Holmgren among 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees
The 102 modern nominees gets cut to 25 in November before 15 more are shaved off in January before the Super Bowl . This year's compilation includes 47 offensive players, 39 defensive players, and five special teamers.

Syrian regime's air defences downed several missiles that Israel fired in an act of "aggression" near Damascus airport on Saturday, Syrian regime media said.

No information about damage or casualties on the ground is available so far. A war monitoring group said the attack targeted an arms depot for Iranian forces or Lebanon's Hezbollah group.

This month, Israel acknowledged having carried out more than 200 strikes in war-ravaged Syria over the past 18 months, mainly against Iranian targets.

Israel rarely acknowledges attacks inside Syria but has said it will use military action to prevent weapons transfers to its enemies. Israel says it is alarmed by the expansion of operations by Iran and Hezbollah in Syria.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

U.S. border agent charged in 2-week killing spree
Border Patrol agent is in custody in connection with the killings of four women and the kidnapping of a fifth in Texas. Authorities say one woman Ortiz had abducted escaped early Saturday morning and she was able to alert authorities.

US calls special meeting at UN as countries ‘undermine’ NK sanctions
The Seoul government said that their joining has nothing to do with efforts to resume the operation of the park. South Korea will station around 20 officials there, while the North will deploy 15-20 officials to the office.

The Impact Of Hurricane Florence
European astronaut Alexander Gerst shared images of Florence's eye wall from space, calling the storm a "no-kidding nightmare". Florence is anticipated to move slowly over eastern South Carolina Friday night through Saturday night.

Friends' Matthew Perry has been in hospital for THREE MONTHS
It was not clear when Matthew Perry could be released from the hospital for his latest bout with gastrointestinal issues. Over time, Matthew worked hard towards sobriety and now owns his own sober-living facility named Perry House.

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico
At least five people have died during Hurricane Florence after the storm made landfall on the North Carolina coast on Friday. Trump touted the federal government's response as " an incredible, unsung success " this week.

Browns to release Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon's very odd 6 years with the Cleveland Browns have gone up in smoke. the team just made a decision to release him. Schefter says teams are already showing interest in acquiring Gordon via a trade.

Browns surprisingly rule out star WR Josh Gordon vs. Saints
Jackson blamed Gordon's appearance on the first play to a "mistake" and "miscommunication". Tune in to see if the Browns can finally get that elusive first win since the 2016 season.

Border official: Canadians entering United States risk lifetime ban for marijuana use
In July, a Vancouver businessman was banned from entering the USA for life because he had investments in U.S. marijuana companies. Another official said those participating in the marijuana business may be turned away at the border.

Apple A12 iPhone XS AnTuTu benchmark score is mind-blowing, crosses 360K!
Xiaomi is an invincible brand in terms of sales and one of the most successful consumer electronic companies of China. Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max will be available in three colours - black, grey or off-white, and gold.

Delhi cop's son beats woman; arrested after Rajnath Singh intervenes
A case of rape has been registered against a Delhi Police sub-inspector's son after a video showed him beating a woman. The DCW had sent a notice to the SHO of Tilak Nagar and sought factual report of the incident and copy of the FIR.

SC Response to Florence Transitions to Flood Preparation
On its Facebook page, the county said the evacuation was in effect along the Lower Little River near the Cumberland County line. Since the storm began, weather experts gave already recorded more than 20 inches of rain in southeastern North Carolina.

David Johnson sees just 14 touches in Cardinals' Week 1 loss
The story of the Cardinals' 24-6 loss to Washington in the season opener can be told through the running back position. Earlier in the first half, Peterson also surpassed Jim Brown for 10th on the career rushing list.

Millions prepare as storm approaches the U.S. coast
So far, it's estimate more than 1.7 million Americans have heeded the warnings about Hurricane Florence . Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C.

Tottenham 1, Liverpool 2: Reds stay perfect
The second came in the 54th when Mane was able to glide past Trippier. "The Tottenham manager knows that as well", he said. The Dutchman flapped at the corner that led to Liverpool's opener.

Canada's Freeland plans NAFTA talks Thurs, much work remains
The report said Trump groused about Canada's negotiators and expressed his frustration with the neighbour to the North. However, Iowa Senator Chuck thinks a tri-lateral agreement will have a better chance at making it through Congress.

Other news