In a first, Israeli Military airstrike destroy Iranian plane: Arab media
DAMASCUS – Israeli forces destroyed an Iranian Boeing plane at the Damascus International Airport on Saturday.
The Israeli missile strike on the Damascus international airport reportedly targeted an Iranian plane delivering weapons for pro-Assad forces and Revolutionary Guards units fighting in the country’s civil war.
Israel’s Channel 2 reported that Israeli jets also hit weapon stores at the airport hangars.
The Syrian News Agency (SANA) confirmed that Israel bombed the Damascus airport on Saturday evening.
Earlier this month, Israel acknowledged having carried out more than 200 strikes in Syria over the past 18 months, mainly against Iranian targets.
The last reported Israeli strikes on Syria took place on September 4, when Syrian state media said the military’s air defences downed several missiles in the coastal province of Tartus and in central Hama.
Those raids reportedly killed three Syrian soldiers.