Israeli air strikes on Damascus Syrian air defense system intercept most missiles

 Israeli air strikes on Damascus Syrian air defense system intercept most missiles

Syrian official media reported that Israeli warplanes fired several missiles into and around the Syrian capital Damascus on the evening of November 11, most of which were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems.

[Wider scope of attack

The air raid took place at about 23.15. Syrias official media, the Syrian Arab News Agency, reported that a warehouse near Damascus Airport had been damaged by an air strike, with no casualties.

The official did not disclose which other sites were attacked. He said Syrian air defense systems intercepted most of the missiles.

Hezbollahs Lighthouse TV reported that the attack was broader than ever, including the town of Dumair in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, the Kiswa area south of Damascus and the town of Dimas in the western part of Damascus, which is close to the Lebanese border.

The Syrian Human Rights Watch in London, UK, said Israel had bombed an area near Damascus Airport, Kiswa and the southwestern suburbs of Damascus.

According to the organization, Kiswa and other places are the strongholds and arsenals of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

[Anti-terrorism operations continue

Coalition spokesman Sean Ryan said on the 11th that the coalition initiated a deliberate process of withdrawal from Syria, for security reasons, will not discuss a specific timetable for withdrawal.

Reuters reported Tuesday that the news of the withdrawal of US troops was confusing, but there were some signs that the US had made rapid progress in preparing for the withdrawal.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on December 19 last year through social media that he would withdraw about 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. On this decision, he did not consult with Congress and allies involved in the fight against the Islamic State and was opposed by several senior U.S. government officials, including Defense Secretary James Matisse resigned to protest.

Reuters reported that the decision to withdraw U.S. troops has injected new uncertainty into Syrias eight-year civil war, prompting discussions on how to fill the security vacuum in Syria.

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