Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state media

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state mediaAn Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital’s airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down a number of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported. “Our air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack on Damascus international airport and shot down a number of hostile missiles,” a military source said, quoted by SANA. The agency, without giving any information on casualties or damage, posted footage and images of the air defences being activated.


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Iran's defense minister meets Assad, Syrian counterpart in Damascus

Iran's defense minister meets Assad, Syrian counterpart in Damascus(Reuters) – Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Syria on Sunday for meetings with President Bashar al-Assad and senior defense and military officials as part of a two-day visit, according to the Tasnim news agency. Iranian forces have backed Assad in the country’s civil war. “Not only the people of the region, but the people of the world are indebted to the battles that have taken place against terrorists in Syria,” Hatami told Assad in a meeting, according to Tasnim.


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Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'

Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'The Syrian government on Monday condemned the evacuation of hundreds of Syrian White Helmet rescue workers, calling it a “criminal operation” undertaken by “Israel and its tools”. The rescue workers and their families crossed out of Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before arriving in Jordan over the weekend. Israel said it had helped with the evacuation at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders – and there had been fears that the workers’ lives were at risk.


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Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'

Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'The Syrian government on Monday condemned the evacuation of hundreds of Syrian White Helmet rescue workers, calling it a “criminal operation” undertaken by “Israel and its tools”. The rescue workers and their families crossed out of Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights before arriving in Jordan over the weekend. Israel said it had helped with the evacuation at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders – and there had been fears that the workers’ lives were at risk.


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