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Latest Israeli Air Strike on Damascus International Airport Kills Five Syrian Soldiers: Fragile Defences Under Pressure
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Latest Israeli Air Strike on Damascus International Airport Kills Five Syrian Soldiers: Fragile Defences Under Pressure

The Israeli Air Force in the early hours of September 17 launched an air strike on Damascus International Airport, marking the latest of several attacks on civilian airports in the country which critics have claimed are an attempt to stymie its post-war recovery. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that "Our air defences intercepted hostile missiles in the airspace of Damascus and its countryside, shooting down a number of them," but conceded that five Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack. Israeli fighters have consistently engaged Syrian targets from beyond the country’s airspace after taking losses, particularly after the shooting of an F-16I fighter by a Syrian S-200 missile system in February 2018 which was widely publicised and saw footage leaked on the intern...