Tue Dec 28th, 2021 at 03:08:40 PM EST
Israel launches second air strike in December against Syrian port of Latakia | AFP News |
"At around 3:21 am [0121 GMT], the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression with several missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean ... targeting the container yard in Latakia port," the Syrian state news agency, Sana, cited a military source as saying. The strike caused "significant material damage", it added.
Asked about the strike, an Israeli army spokesperson said: "We don't comment on reports in foreign media."
While Israel rarely comments on individual strikes it carries out on its northern neighbour, it has acknowledged mounting hundreds since 2011. According to a report by the Israeli army, it hit about 50 targets in Syria in 2020.
In the deadliest operation since the strikes began, Israel killed 57 government troops and allied fighters in eastern Syria in January this year.
The Israeli military has defended the strikes as a necessary measure to prevent its arch-foe Iran from gaining a foothold on its doorstep.
Israel's head of military intelligence, Maj Gen Aharon Haliva, has accused Iran of "continuing to promote subversion and terror" in the Middle East.
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